Art for my sake and, I hope, yours too: Christopher Wood “Boat in Harbour, Brittany”

I have ancestors from Cornwall and perhaps Britton comes from

Boat in Harbour, Brittany 1929 by Christopher Wood 1901-1930
Boat in Harbour, Brittany 1929 Christopher Wood 1901-1930 Presented by Mrs Lucy Carrington Wertheim 1962 http://www.tate.org.uk/art/work/T00489

Brittany, so there may be something in my blood that draws me to this painting. Christopher Wood cultivated a childlike style, and it’s on wonderful display in this picture- look at the effort to pull anchor and the angelic country women in white in the foreground blocking the view of the anchor- the push of adventure and enterprise, the pull of homesickness and familiar charms, lovely and lively

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