Double Auricula 'Nigel'
Oil on canvas; initialled and dated '73, signed and inscribed with title verso
12 1/4 x 10 inches
Exhibited: Royal Academy, English Gardens and Landscapes, December 11, 1974-January 1, 1975. no. 21
In the grounds of his Suffolk cottage, painter- plantsman John Morley has cultivated an extraordinary garden, with a great variety of plants and many rare species, including auriculas, fritillaries and over three hundred varieties of snowdrop. His simple compositions, usually side- lit, are understated and dignified.