- Wyndham Lewis 1882–1957
- Oil paint on canvas
- Support: 711 x 914 mm
frame: 925 x 1125 x 85 mm
- Purchased 1938
N04913 RED SCENE 1933–6
Inscr. ‘Wyndham Lewis 1933’ b.l.
Canvas, 28×36 (71×91·5).
Purchased from the Leicester Galleries (Clarke Fund and Grant-in-Aid) 1938.
Exh: Leicester Galleries, December 1937 (50); Tate Gallery, July–August 1956 (128).
Lit: Handley-Read, 1951, p.44.
Repr: Emporium, CV, 1947, p.169.
The artist told Charles Handley-Read that although this picture is dated 1933 it was not in fact completed until about 1936.
Mary Chamot, Dennis Farr and Martin Butlin, The Modern British Paintings, Drawings and Sculpture, London 1964, I
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