- Wyndham Lewis 1882–1957
- Ink, watercolour and graphite on paper
- Support: 343 x 267 mm
frame: 605 x 453 x 26 mm
- Purchased 1949
On loan to: Imperial War Museum North (Manchester, UK)
Exhibition: The Enemy: The World and Wars of Wyndham Lewis
N05886 COMPOSITION 1913
Inscr. ‘Wyndham Lewis 1913’ b.r.
Watercolour, pen and pencil, 13 1/2×10 1/2 (34×26·5).
Purchased from the artist through the Redfern Gallery (Knapping Fund) 1949.
Exh: Redfern Gallery, May 1949 (10); Tate Gallery, July–August 1956 (33, repr. pl.2).
Lit: Handley-Read, 1951, pp.36–7, 52, 57.
Repr: Art d' Aujourd' hui, IV, No.2, 1953, p.1 (incorrectly as horizontal composition); Konstrevy, 1956, p.182 (as horizontal composition).
There are several pentimenti, involving collage, lower right, centre right and lower left (which includes the signature).
Related to the series of drawings for Timon of Athens exhibited in the Second Post-Impressionist Exhibition, October–December 1912 (194), and published in a Portfolio in 1914; also to ‘Planners’, T00106.
Mary Chamot, Dennis Farr and Martin Butlin, The Modern British Paintings, Drawings and Sculpture, London 1964, I