The show is staged at Elmslie House in Great Malvern from May 1-9 and features two of the artist’s screenprints and one oil, all depicting Eastnor Castle.
The 19th century revival castle is located on the other side of the Malvern Hills in Herefordshire. According to Fifties Art & Design director Dr Richard Turkington, this is a rare instance of Piper depicting the same location multiple times and is also the nearest location to the exhibition venue in his output.
Both made in 1983, the screenprints are available for sale, while the oil comes to the show on loan from James Hervey-Bathurst, owner of Eastnor Castle and its estate.
Around 50 works in total by various artists feature in the show. They include depictions of the British and European countryside by artists working from 1945-85, such as Rowland Suddaby (1912-72) and Robert Tavener (1920-2004), who is represented by more than 20 prints. It is staged as a study of the different approaches taken to depicting the countryside in the early post-war period.
Works are priced from £150-2250 and are mainly around £750. However, one outlier at this show is a Piper original priced at more than £30,000.
Elmslie House is a restored Grade II-listed family home close to Great Malvern station.