N05370 RUSSIAN SOLDIERS 1941
Inscr. ‘C. Murray’ b.r.
Gouache, 12 1/2×20 3/4 (31·5×53).
Purchased from the artist (Knapping Fund) 1942.
Exh: Leeds, May–June 1955 (13).
Lit: Ernest I. Musgrave, ‘Charles Murray 1894–1954’ in Studio, CXLIX, 1955, p.181, repr. p.182.
Repr: V. & A., Twentieth Century British Water-Colours, 1958, pl.40.
Painted in 1941 (letter from the artist's widow, 22 January 1958), a reminiscence of the artist's service with the White Army in Russia 1918–20. Other Russian scenes date from the 1930s.
Mary Chamot, Dennis Farr and Martin Butlin, The Modern British Paintings, Drawings and Sculpture, London 1964, II