Lady Edna Clarke Hall

Justin Reading

1932

Artist
Lady Edna Clarke Hall 1879–1979
Medium
Watercolour on paper
Dimensions
Support: 340 x 505 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition
Purchased 1941
Reference
N05274

Not on display

Catalogue entry

N05274 JUSTIN READING 1932
 
Inscr. ‘Edna C.H. 1932’ b.l., ‘Justin. reading.’ b.r. and on reverse ‘Boy in the sun’.
Watercolour, 13 3/8×19 7/8 (34×50·5).
Purchased from the Redfern Gallery (Knapping Fund) 1941.
Exh: (?) Redfern Gallery, April–May 1932 (42 as “Justin” or 55 as “Nude”); Manchester, June–July 1939 (207); Redfern Gallery, May 1941 (? 16 as “Study”).

The artist's son Justin was born in 1905. In 1932 a swimming-pool had just been built in their garden at Upminster Common. An earlier study of Justin as a boy, dated 1914, is reproduced in Wilenski, 1924, pl.5, and shows two views of his head.

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

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