Catalogue entry


Not inscribed.
Pen, chalk, watercolour and gouache, 19×17 1/4 (48×43·5).
Presented by the War Artists' Advisory Committee 1946.
Exh: National War Pictures, National Gallery, 1941–2 and 1945; British Council, Quelques Contemporains Anglais, Paris, 1945, and Nine Artists, Prague, 1946 (24).
Lit: Neumann, 1959, pp.60–5, repr. pl.36.
Repr: Grigson, 1943, pl.25 (in colour); Read, 1944, pl.180; Sweeney, 1946, p.69; Read and Sylvester, I, 1957, p.229.

See N05706. A less finished variant, 10×7 1/2 in., with fewer, different figures, belongs to Dr Henry M. Roland (repr. Grohmann, 1960, p.107). There is a sketch for each version in the Shelter Sketch-Books (repr. Editions Poetry London, 1944, that for the Roland version in colour).

Published in:
Mary Chamot, Dennis Farr and Martin Butlin, The Modern British Paintings, Drawings and Sculpture, London 1964, II