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The county that inspired a whole way of painting: Sussex Landscape, at Pallant House, reviewed

4 February 2023

9:00 AM

4 February 2023

9:00 AM

Sussex Landscape: Chalk, Wood and Water

Pallant House Gallery, until 23 April

In a national vote on which county’s landscape best embodies Englishness, every county would presumably vote for itself. But when the War Office commissioned Frank Newbould in 1942 to design a poster with the patriotic slogan ‘Your BRITAIN – fight for it now’, it featured Sussex, with a shepherd herding sheep in the foreground and Belle Tout lighthouse on the distant horizon.

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