Charles Henry Blaymires Inscription: ‘To be afraid’ c.1925

Artwork details

Artist
Charles Henry Blaymires 1908–c.1970s
Title
Inscription: ‘To be afraid’
Date c.1925
Medium Stone
Dimensions Object: 380 x 670 x 90 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition Transferred from the Victoria & Albert Museum 1983
Reference
T03709
Not on display

Catalogue entry

T03709 INSCRIPTION ‘TO BE AFRAID’ c.1925


Portland stone 15 × 26 3/8 × 3 1/2 (380 × 670 × 90)

Inscribed ‘To be afraid and behave as if you/weren't afraid - That is courage/To be ashamed and behave as if you/weren't ashamed - Is that courage!/The Testament of Dominic Burleigh’
Transferred from the Victoria and Albert Museum 1983
Prov: Purchased from B.J. Fletcher, Director of the Central School of Arts and Crafts, Birmingham, by the Department of Circulation, Victoria and Albert Museum, 1927 (Circ. 175–1927)

Lit: Travelling exhibitions of Department of Circulation, Victoria and Albert Museum

Blaymires was a student at the Central School of Arts and Crafts, Birmingham from 1921 to 1933. This inscription was one of several which were ‘cut some time ago and happen to be in the school now’ and which were offered for sale to the Victoria and Albert Museum in 1926 (letter from B.J. Fletcher to the Museum, 22 December 1926).


Published in:
The Tate Gallery 1982-84: Illustrated Catalogue of Acquisitions, London 1986

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