The Camden Town Group in Context

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James Bolivar Manson and Lilian Manson in the Grounds of Western House, Rye, Sussex August 1913

James Bolivar Manson and Lilian Manson in the Grounds of Western House, Rye, Sussex August 1913
James Bolivar Manson and Lilian Manson in the Grounds of Western House, Rye, Sussex August 1913
Photograph, black and white, on paper (photographer unknown)
Tate Archive TGA 792/21
In the summer of 1913 Lucien Pissarro invited his artist friends James Bolivar Manson and James Brown and their families to join him and his daughter Orovida on a painting trip in Rye in Sussex. Manson and his wife Lilian and their two children, Mary and Jean, arrived at Western House on the outskirts of Rye on 2 August and stayed almost the whole month, leaving around 27 August. During this time they visited the sculptor Jacob Epstein, a good friend of Manson’s, who was working at nearby Pett Level (see TGA 806/1/302).
This photograph shows James and Lilian in the grounds of Western House. Other photographs from the series in the Tate Archive show the whole group.
Malcolm Easton, ‘Lucien Pissarro and his Friends at Rye, 1913: A Group of Post-Impressionists on Holiday’, Gazette des Beaux-Arts, November 1968, pp.237–48.
Malcolm Easton, Three on Holiday at Rye 1913. A Group of Post Impressionists: Lucien Pissarro, James Bolivar Manson, James Brown, exhibition catalogue, Parkin Gallery, London 1980.

Helena Bonett
July 2011

How to cite

James Bolivar Manson and Lilian Manson in the Grounds of Western House, Rye, Sussex, August 1913, in Helena Bonett, Ysanne Holt, Jennifer Mundy (eds.), The Camden Town Group in Context, Tate Research Publication, May 2012, https://www.tate.org.uk/art/research-publications/camden-town-group/james-bolivar-manson-and-lilian-manson-in-the-grounds-of-western-house-rye-sussex-r1104578, accessed 28 January 2022.