N05765 JAMES STRACHEY 1910
Canvas, 25×30 (64×76).
Purchased from the artist (Knapping Fund) 1947.
Coll: Mrs Bartle Grant, the artist's mother.
Exh: Tate Gallery, May–June 1959, and Arts Council tour, 1959 (10).
Lit: John Rothenstein, Modern English Painters: Lewis to Moore, 1956, p.49.
Repr: Mortimer, 1944, pl.3 (in colour).
Painted in 1910 at Belsize Park Gardens. James Strachey, a younger brother of Lytton, is a writer on psychology. He had recently come down from Cambridge and was writing for The Spectator. He afterwards married Alix, daughter of Mrs Sargant Florence.
Mary Chamot, Dennis Farr and Martin Butlin, The Modern British Paintings, Drawings and Sculpture, London 1964, I