N04231 A STUDIO IN MONTPARNASSE c. 1925
Inscr. ‘C. R. W. Nevinson’ b.l.
Canvas, 50×30 (127×76).
Presented by H. G. Wells 1927.
Exh: Leicester Galleries, March 1926 (55), as ‘Montparnasse’.
Lit: Nevinson, 1937, pp.177–8, repr. after p.216.
Based on a sketch made in the Paris studio of the author and journalist Sisley Huddleston, who, when the painting was first placed on view at the Tate Gallery, protested in a letter to the Paris edition of the New York Herald Tribune, 24 February 1927 (reprinted in many English newspapers), that the artist had introduced a nude figure not in the original sketch…