Peter de Francia born 1921
T04142 Disparates (Romulus and Remus) 1974
Charcoal on paper 775 x 571 (30 1/2 x 221 1/2)
Inscribed ‘de Francia 74' b.l.
Purchased from the artist (Grant-in-Aid) 1986
Exh: Peter de Francia, New Art Centre, Sept.-Oct. 1976 (14)
Lit: Timothy Hyman, ‘The Drawings of Peter de Francia' in Peter de Francia, Painter and Professor, an Anthology, exh. cat., Camden Arts Centre 1987, p.13
See entry on T04140, which is a painting taken from another of the same series of ‘Disparates' drawings. Hyman, 1987, refers to this drawing as ‘Roman Apprentices', ‘... how the wolf dogs that once suckled Romulus and Remus gave pap in the 1920s to Mussolini's new Imperium'.
The Tate Gallery 1984-86: Illustrated Catalogue of Acquisitions Including Supplement to Catalogue of Acquisitions 1982-84, Tate Gallery, London 1988, pp.136-7