The Aeroplane

1929-30, Oil and egg tempera on canvas on board
Height 48cm x Width 40cm
The Murch Estate

This frozen moment in the Croydon backyard of Murch’s grandfather depicts the awe of the new (an unseen aeroplane flying overhead) and the domestic routine of feeding the animals. Arthur’s cousin Aileen Cripps is the model for the woman. Edmund Harvey the model for the kneeling man.