N02073 THE LISTENERS 1906
Inscr. ‘Robert Anning Bell. 1906’ b.r.
Water- and body-colour, 19 1/2×29 1/2 (49·5×75).
Chantrey Purchase from the artist 1906.
Exh: R.W.S., 1906 (38), as ‘The Garden of Sweet Sounds’.
Lit: E. T. Cook, A Popular Handbook to the National Gallery, II, 1912 ed., p.648.
The present title was substituted for that in the catalogue of the R.W.S. exhibition of 1906 at the request of the artist (see Catalogue of the National Gallery of British Art [The Tate Gallery], 1907, p.17).
Mary Chamot, Dennis Farr and Martin Butlin, The Modern British Paintings, Drawings and Sculpture, London 1964, I