Catalogue entry

N04192 DAWN 1926
 
Inscr. ‘Maurice Greiffenhagen 1926’ b.l.
Oil on wood, 37 3/4×79 1/2 (95×202).
Chantrey Purchase from the artist 1926.
Exh: R.A., 1926 (196); Late Members, R.A., winter 1933 (321).
Repr: Royal Academy Illustrated, 1926, p.73.

The composition is somewhat reminiscent of Ferdinand Hodler's pictures ‘Night’ (1890) and ‘Day’ (1900), both in the Kunstmuseum, Bern, though the artist's son wrote (9 October 1957) that Greiffenhagen did not admit the influence.

Published in:
Mary Chamot, Dennis Farr and Martin Butlin, The Modern British Paintings, Drawings and Sculpture, London 1964, I