N05292 HEAD OF ROMILLY, THE ARTIST'S SON c. 1924
Inscr. ‘John’ t.l.
Canvas, 18×15 (46×38).
Bequeathed by Sir Hugh Walpole 1941.
Coll: Sir Hugh Walpole, who most likely bought it at the New Chenil Galleries in 1926.
Exh: New Chenil Galleries, May–July 1926 (24); Hugh Walpole's Collection, French Gallery, May–June 1937 (39); Arts Council tour, 1948–9 (57).
Romilly is the first son of the artist's second marriage. The same son at a younger age appears in N05297.
Mary Chamot, Dennis Farr and Martin Butlin, The Modern British Paintings, Drawings and Sculpture, London 1964, I