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