Albert Houthuesen
Crown of Thorns 1939

Artwork details

Albert Houthuesen 1903–1979
Crown of Thorns
Date 1939
Medium Oil paint on canvas
Dimensions Support: 914 x 1219 mm
Acquisition Presented by Lady Matthews 1940
Not on display

Catalogue entry

N05122 CROWN OF THORNS 1939–40
Inscr. ‘Albert Houthuesen 1940’ b.r.
Canvas, 36×48 (91·5×122).
Presented by Lady Matthews 1940.
Coll: Purchased from the artist by Sir Ronald and Lady Matthews.
Exh: C.A.S., Younger British Painters, Ashmolean Museum, Oxford, 1939 (53), as painted 1939.

The picture was painted in St John's Wood. It was first exhibited in the autumn of 1939; the date was evidently added later, perhaps after the artist had done some further painting on it.

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

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