Sir Charles John Holmes
Whernside 1917

Artwork details

Date 1917
Medium Oil paint on canvas
Dimensions Support: 686 x 762 mm
frame: 942 x 1020 x 68 mm
Acquisition Presented by Sir Evan Charteris 1928
Not on display

Catalogue entry

N04381 WHERNSIDE 1917
Inscr. ‘C J H 1917’ b.c.
Canvas, 27×30 (69×76).
Presented by Sir Evan Charteris 1928.
Coll: Purchased by the donor from the artist.
Exh: N.E.A.C., winter 1917–18 (74).
Lit: Baker, 1924, p.27, repr. pl.27; J. B. Manson, The Tate Gallery, 1929, p.146; Holmes, 1936, p.331.
Repr: National Gallery, Millbank [Tate Gallery], Review of the Acquisitions, 1927–29, 1930, p.38.

The artist wrote (loc. cit.) that the picture found no purchaser at the time. ‘Yielding to the general indifference, I put it aside and used it for some time as a drawing board. Baker discovered it serving that humble purpose in 1923, when he was composing his little monograph on my work, and insisted on its resurrection.’

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

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