N02895 REHEARSAL WITH NIKISCH 1912
Inscr. ‘R. Jack 1912’ b.l.
Canvas, 60×84 1/4 (152×214).
Chantrey Purchase from the artist 1912.
Exh: R.A., 1912 (400).
Lit: Robert Elkin, Queen's Hall 1893–1941, 1944, p. 24, repr.; Hubert Foss and Noel Goodwin, London Symphony: Portrait of an Orchestra, 1954, pp.25, 59 ff., repr. as frontispiece.
Repr: Thomas Russell, The Proms, 1949, facing p.57 (in colour).
The famous Austro-Hungarian conductor Arthur Nikisch (1855–1922) rehearsing the London Symphony Orchestra. The setting is the Queen's Hall, which was destroyed by a bomb in 1941.
Mary Chamot, Dennis Farr and Martin Butlin, The Modern British Paintings, Drawings and Sculpture, London 1964, I