N05138 THE ROYAL ACADEMY: PRIVATE VIEW DAY 1939
Inscr. ‘Feliks Topolski 39’ b.l.
Pen and wash, 13×15 3/8 (33×39).
Purchased from the artist (Knapping Fund) 1940.
A pendant and sequel to N05137, representing the Private View Day at the Academy's Summer Exhibition. The head of Hannen Swaffer, seen in profile and turned to the left, is just visible beyond the three central figures in the foreground.
Mary Chamot, Dennis Farr and Martin Butlin, The Modern British Paintings, Drawings and Sculpture, London 1964, II