The End of Summer
Victor Hume Moody (Clapham 1896 – Malvern 1990)
Tempera and oil painting on canvas, The End of Summer by Victor Hume Moody (Clapham 1896 – Malvern 1990). Two female figures, one carrying a pail, the other holding deer with halter, landscape background, church in valley left. Landscape with three figures and a calf, centre, two female and a young girl, the girl on the left has her back to the spectator, and is dressed in a light-brown short-sleeved jacket and skirt, right arm outstretched handing the female in the centre an apple on a branch, the female in the centre is in a short scarlet dress, blonde hair, right foot forward, facing the spectator, a basket or bucket under her right arm, her right hand stretched out to take the apple, the female on the right, also with blonde hair, is dressed in a brown short coat over a white blouse and a short green skirt, her left hand is outstretched and holds a rope which is attached to the neck of a young calf, which stands, head upraised, between the two women. All three people are bare-footed. The group stands beneath a tree whose leaves are just turning gold. To the left is a stile with a path leading down to a house in the valley below, distant views with trees on the right, and hills; blue sky.
Bequeathed to the National Trust by Huttleston Rogers Broughton, 1st Lord Fairhaven (1896-1966) with the house and the rest of the contents.
Anglesey Abbey, The Fairhaven Collection (National Trust)
Makers and roles
Victor Hume Moody (Clapham 1896 – Malvern 1990), artist