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Roger Wagner (b. 1957)

Black Poplar

A1193; oil on board; 20.5 x 17 cm

Signed in monogram on back

Purchased, 1995; WA1995.68

Oxford 1994, no. 29

While studying at Oxford, Wagner became deeply interested in pastoral landscapes in the tradition of Samuel Palmer. Many of his paintings are charged with a religious meaning although this is sometimes only indirectly indicated. This sunlit path has no obvious religious attributes but may refer to the theme of paradise.

Information derived from the The Ashmolean Museum Complete Illustrated Catalogue of Paintings.