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.’
Mary Chamot, Dennis Farr and Martin Butlin, The Modern British Paintings, Drawings and Sculpture, London 1964, I