T00131 LILITH c. 1916
Pencil and watercolour, 20×12 3/4 (51×32·5).
Bequeathed by Miss Grace English 1957.
Coll: Purchased by Miss English from the artist.
Exh: (?) N.E.A.C., summer 1916 (202), as ‘Study for Decoration - the wooing of Lilith’.
This drawing corresponds to the left-hand portion of ‘Lilith’, a large decorative work in the Museum Boymans-van Beuningen at Rotterdam. The oil painting was first exhibited at the Royal Academy, Exhibition of Decorative Art, winter 1923 (37) and again at Wildenstein's, November–December 1936 (1), together with ‘Decoration: Eve: The Temptation’ (22). In 1945 ‘Lilith’ was in the Royal Academy (657) and later passed to Mevr. de Graaff, who bequeathed it to the Museum Boymans-van Beuningen in 1949…