Edward Ardizzone

At the Brasserie

1931

Medium
Watercolour and ink on paper
Dimensions
Support: 152 x 222 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition
Purchased 1940
Reference
A01029

Catalogue entry

A01029 THE RAKE'S PROGRESS 1931

 
(i) AT THE BRASSERIE
Inscr. ‘E. Ardizzone 31’ b.r.
Watercolour, pen and ink, 6×8 3/4 (15×22).
 
Five designs, purchased from the Nicholson Gallery (Knapping Fund) 1940.
Exh: Leger Gallery, June 1931 (33–7); Water Colours by Modern English and French Artists, Mayor Gallery, November 1937 (10–14); Nicholson Gallery, March–April 1940 (12–16).
Lit: D. W. Last, ‘Edward Ardizzone: a first one-man show at the Leger Gallery’ in Studio, CII, 1931, p.36.

Although designed as a series these were not intended for book illustrations. They should not be regarded as moralities in the way that Hogarth's paintings of the same subject were, but rather as mildly satirical reportage.

Published in:
Mary Chamot, Dennis Farr and Martin Butlin, The Modern British Paintings, Drawings and Sculpture, London 1964, I

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