About this artwork

Mydlow, near Opatow in the south of Poland, was the home of Bevan’s wife Stanislawa de Karlowska’s sister and brother-in-law, and the Bevan family often visited them. Robert Bevan recalled a visit to Opatow, stating “My father went off to draw, and was arrested by the Russian police for spying, though the town had no military establishments and was really little more than a huddle of tumbledown buildings round a large church”. Bevan first painted the well at Mydlow in about 1909; this version dates from 1922 but is almost identical to the earlier one.

  • title: The Well at Mydlow, Poland (No. 2)
  • accession number: GMA 1244
  • artist: Robert BevanEnglish (1865 - 1925)
  • gallery: In Storage
  • object type: Painting
  • medium: Oil on canvas
  • date created: 1922
  • measurements: 62.20 x 81.30 cm
  • credit line: Purchased 1971
  • photographer: Antonia Reeve