Red House Farm, Sproughton, near Ipswich

Red House Farm, Sproughton, near Ipswich

This watercolour of Red House Farm near Ipswich is one of the earliest works produced for the Recording Britain scheme. At the beginning, the project's purpose was to record sites vulnerable to encroaching urbanisation, rather than war damage, and this picture is no exception. The artist notes, on the back of the sheet, that while the painting is a faithful record of the farm's appearance in 1932, it had recently been sold and the adjoining land earmarked as the site of a housing estate by Ipswich council.