Meredith Frampton 1894 -1984
T03981 Nude with Flying Swans1919
Tempera on panel 180 x 241 (7 1/8 x 9 1/2)
Inscribed ‘19 MF 19' (initials in monogram) t.r.
Presented by the Executors of Mrs Hilda Frampton, the artist's widow 1985
When T03981 was presented to the Tate Gallery it had no title; a title descriptive of the content of the picture was adopted. In 1981, when Richard Morphet was preparing the Meredith Frampton exhibition for the Tate Gallery, he asked to see all the paintings still in the artist's collection at his home near Warminster, Wiltshire. Although T03981 was hanging there, along with works by a number of other artists, Frampton did not draw attention to it and its existence as an early work went unrecognised. Its subject matter was not discussed…