Lady Edna Clarke Hall Justin Reading 1932

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Artist
Title
Justin Reading
Date 1932
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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