N04940 AIRING THE CHILDREN c. 1930–1
Inscr. ‘E. Ardizzone’ b.l.
Watercolour, pen and ink, 7 3/4×10 1/2 (19·5×26·5).
Presented by Miss Lillian Browse 1938.
Coll: Purchased by Miss Browse from the artist 1931.
The artist wrote (7 October 1959) that the scene is Paddington Recreation Ground. He could not be sure when this was painted, but thought it to be a very early work, and added that the colour had faded considerably. Miss Browse told the compiler (12 and 15 October 1959) that she bought it direct from the artist, possibly from his first one-man show at the Leger Galleries in 1931, although no watercolour of this title appears in the catalogue.
Mary Chamot, Dennis Farr and Martin Butlin, The Modern British Paintings, Drawings and Sculpture, London 1964, I