Old Houses, Ballingdon

Old Houses, Ballingdon

This watercolour is one of four views of Sudbury and its environs (in this case, the village of Ballingdon) painted by Rowland Suddaby for the Recording Britain scheme. Sudbury held special meaning for Suddaby as the birthplace of Thomas Gainsborough, whose landscapes he often emulated; in fact, after the war, he settled in Sudbury and became curator of the Gainsborough House.