In 1917 Brangwyn and his wife, Lucy, retreated to Ditchling in Sussex to escape the bombing in London and the following year they bought 'The Jointure'. The house had been given to Anne of Cleves as part of her divorce settlement and the legal term ‘jointure’ refers to lands jointly owned by husband and wife after a separation. The Brangwyns spent most of their time there until 1920, when they returned to London and made the Sussex house their holiday base. After Lucy’s death in 1924 Brangwyn moved back to 'The Jointure' and remained there until his own death in 1956.
Where to see this painting?
Rock-a-Nore Road, Hastings, East Sussex, England, TN34 3DW
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