Peter Brook (1927-2009):
Canal Basin, Brighouse, circa 1967, with later additions
Framed (ref: 589)
Rretitled Peter Brook with his dog - never did like the water. But sheep! Yes!, 2007, signed and titled
Oil on canvas, 50 x 20 in. (127 x 50.8 cm.)
Exhibited: The John Moores Exhibition of Contemporary Painting, Walker Art Gallery, Liverpool, 1967
Provenance: from the artist's private collection
Brook has always seen his paintings as works that are evolving; through them he is visiting and revisiting the familiar subjects that make up his world. His desire to rework his old compositions,in this case adding his own portrait and that of his dog Shep, is a natural part of this evolution. Describing his own work, Brook uses the analogy of the practice of Bob Dylan, who frequently reworks the lyrics and harmonies of his earlier work.
We are grateful to David Walker and Peter Brook for assistance.