T00625 VORTICIST COMPOSITION 1915
Inscr. ‘WL’ b.l. and on a separate piece of similar paper stuck on below design ‘Wyndham Lewis. 1915.’
Gouache and black chalk on paper, 15 1/4×8 1/8 (39×20·5); composition framed in pencil, 12 3/8×7 (31·5×17·75).
Presented by Ethel M. Saunders in memory of her sister 1963.
Coll: Helen Saunders (d. 1963); Ethel M. Saunders.
Helen Saunders, to whom this drawing belonged, was associated with Wyndham Lewis during his Vorticist period. For three of her own Vorticist drawings see Volume II of this Catalogue.
The drawn margin down the right-hand side of the design, and its prolongation, is marked ‘12’ and ‘13’ at those distances in inches from the top.
Mary Chamot, Dennis Farr and Martin Butlin, The Modern British Paintings, Drawings and Sculpture, London 1964, I