Roger Fry 1866–1934
T01780 Still Life with T’ang Horse circa 1919–21
Canvas, 14 x 18 (35.5 x 46).
Presented by Mrs Pamela Diamand, 1973
Coll: The artist’s family; his daughter, Mrs Diamand.
Exh: The Minories, Colchester, March 1959 (30).
Mrs Pamela Diamand wrote (26 February 1974) that Fry had owned the T’ang horse as long as she could remember and that the standing pottery figure in T01780 is a Han lady which she thinks he bought around 1919. The horse can be seen in a photograph of the interior of 48 Bernard Street, London (where Fry lived 1926–34), reproduced in his Letters, 1972, Vol.11, Fig.86. The black vase and the paper flower in it were both made at Fry’s Omega Workshops, which were in operation 1913–20…