Feliks Topolski

The Royal Academy: Varnishing Day

1939

Medium
Ink and watercolour on paper
Dimensions
Support: 381 x 391 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition
Purchased 1940
Reference
N05137

Catalogue entry

N05137 THE ROYAL ACADEMY: VARNISHING DAY 1939

Inscr. ‘Feliks Topolski 39’ b.l.
Pen and wash on pale green paper, 15×15 3/8 (38×39).

Purchased from the artist (Knapping Fund) 1940.

The scene is one of the Varnishing Days reserved for artists which precede the Private View of the Royal Academy's Summer Exhibition. The figure standing on the right of the picture is the distinguished journalist Hannen Swaffer (1879–1962). See also N05138.

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

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