Henry Tonks Sodales - Mr Steer and Mr Sickert 1930

Artwork details

Artist
Henry Tonks 1862–1937
Title
Sodales - Mr Steer and Mr Sickert
Date 1930
Medium Oil paint on canvas
Dimensions Support: 349 x 460 mm
frame: 442 x 543 x 56 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition Bequeathed by Mrs Violet Ormond 1955
Reference
T00040
Not on display

Catalogue entry

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.

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

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