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frame: 442 x 543 x 56 mm
T00040 SODALES - MR STEER AND MR SICKERT 1930
Inscr. ‘H. Tonks 1930’ b.l.
Canvas, 13 3/4×18 1/8 (35×46).
Bequeathed by Mrs Violet Ormond 1955.
Coll: Purchased by Mrs Ormond from the artist 1930.
Exh: N.E.A.C., November–December 1930 (55), as ‘Sodales’; Anthology of English Painting, 1900–1931, Heffer Gallery, Cambridge, 1931 (2), and French Gallery, November 1931 (60); Tate Gallery, October–November 1936 (25); N.E.A.C., October–November 1937 (247).
Lit: Apollo, XV, 1932, p.53, repr.; Hone, 1939, pp.54, 216–17 and 242, repr. facing p.217; John Rothenstein, Modern English Painters: Sickert to Smith, 1952, p.93.
Repr: Tate Gallery Report 1955–6 , 1956; Sir John Rothenstein, British Art Since 1900, 1962, pl.25.
One of several interiors with his friends painted about that time, cf. N04614 and ‘109, Cheyne Walk - At Home’, bequeathed to the Slade School. The setting of ‘Sodales’ is Steer's house in Cheyne Walk, and Sickert is his guest.
In the Tate Gallery Report 1955–6 , 1956, p.28, the support is incorrectly given as millboard.
Mary Chamot, Dennis Farr and Martin Butlin, The Modern British Paintings, Drawings and Sculpture, London 1964, II
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