N05046 THE CRUCIFIXION 1937
Inscr. ‘M. Rothenstein. 1937.’ t.l. and ‘He was a Thief’ and ‘I N R I’ over the crosses.
Oil on hardboard, 40×30 (101·5×76).
Presented by Mr and Mrs Ellis Roberts 1939.
Coll: Purchased by Mr and Mrs Roberts from the artist.
Exh: Matthiesen Gallery, November 1938 (11).
The artist wrote (6 December 1960) that he considered the picture ‘an ex-student effort’. It was one of several Biblical scenes in modern dress painted at that time, perhaps under the influence of Stanley Spencer.
Mary Chamot, Dennis Farr and Martin Butlin, The Modern British Paintings, Drawings and Sculpture, London 1964, II