N04699 A NEW ARRIVAL AT THE ZOO c. 1933
Inscr. ‘Philip Connard’ b.l.
Tempera on canvas, 50×40 (127×101·5).
Chantrey Purchase from the artist 1933.
Exh: R.A., 1933 (51).
Repr: Royal Academy Illustrated, 1933, p.50.
Painted from studies of birds made at the London Zoo. The influence of Far Eastern painting is obvious in this composition. The beginnings of a portrait, turned three-quarters left, are marked out on the back of the canvas.
Mary Chamot, Dennis Farr and Martin Butlin, The Modern British Paintings, Drawings and Sculpture, London 1964, I