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