Colin Gill

Study for ‘L’Allegro’


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Not on display

Colin Gill 1892–1940
Graphite on card
Support: 546 × 610 mm
Purchased 1922

Catalogue entry

N03659 STUDY FOR ‘L' ALLEGRO’ 1921
Inscr. ‘Colin Gill’ b.r.
Pencil, 21 1/4×24 (54×63).
Purchased, probably at the Grosvenor Galleries (Duveen Drawings Fund) 1922.
Exh: R.A. Schools exhibition, May 1922; Summer Exhibition, Grosvenor Galleries, 1922 (213).

Study for a figure in the large ‘Allegory’ called ‘L'Allegro’, also exhibited in the R.A. Schools exhibition and the Summer Exhibition, Grosvenor Galleries, 1922 (111), and at the International Exhibition, Carnegie Institute, Pittsburgh, 1923. The work was carried out in 1921 at the British School in Rome, where Gill was completing his studies after the war (letter from the artist's sister, the Lady Allen of Hurtwood, 17 June 1957). The mural, now in the London office of the British School at Rome, is illustrated in Apollo, 111, 1926, p.10, where it is wrongly described as Gill's prize-winning work of 1913.

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

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