N03840 PHANTASY 1912
Inscr. ‘Henry Lamb 1912’ t.l.
Canvas, 34×24 (86·5×61).
Presented by the Contemporary Art Society 1924.
Coll: Purchased by the C.A.S. by 1913.
Exh: N.E.A.C., summer 1912 (152); C.A.S., First Public Exhibition in London, Goupil Gallery, April 1913 (25); Twentieth Century Art, Whitechapel Art Gallery, May–June 1914 (326); on loan to the Tate Gallery, 1920–4; C.A.S., Paintings and Drawings, Grosvenor House, June–July 1923 (10).
Repr: C.A.S. Report 1914–19, 1920, pl.6; Tate Gallery Illustrated Guide, 1936, p.117.
Painted ‘when I was riding a good deal’ (letter from the artist, 22 November 1955), and perhaps inspired by Picasso's Pink Period. The shape of the horse's head has been altered.
Mary Chamot, Dennis Farr and Martin Butlin, The Modern British Paintings, Drawings and Sculpture, London 1964, I