Catalogue entry


Inscr. ‘CRWN II’ in monogram b.l., the figures flanking the letters, in black, and ‘1911’ b.l. and ‘C. R. W. Nevinson’ b.r. in pale pink.
Oil on panel with bevelled edges (save on r.) painted on except at bottom, 12 1/4×9 1/8 (31·25×23).
Bequeathed by the artist's mother Mrs Margaret Wynne Nevinson 1932.
Exh: N.E.A.C., winter 1912 (170); (?) London Group, November–December 1916 (96), as ‘Portrait of a Very Young Man’.
Lit: Nevinson, 1937, p.118, repr. facing p.216.
Repr: O[sbert] S[itwell], C. R. W. Nevinson, 1925, pl.2; Apollo, VIII, 1928, p.258.

The date and signature in pink do not appear in any of the reproductions listed above (which seem to be from two different photographs) and were probably added some time after the picture was painted. The copy of the 1916 London Group catalogue in the Tate Gallery Library is annotated, at No.96, ‘Himself’ and ‘Like an old Italian portrait’, which fairly accurately describes the composition and finished technique of this picture.

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