Liss Llewellyn Fine Art - Frank Brangwyn: Men carrying a basket -Study for Court of the Ages, Panama-Pacific International Exposition, San Francisco, 1914

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Frank Brangwyn:
Men carrying a basket -Study for Court of the Ages, Panama-Pacific International Exposition, San Francisco, 1914

Framed (ref: 5303)

Inscribed 'Colour block of Nude upright small/ohcro drawing of/St Aidan (?) Cross/long drawing/Colour block of/old Franklin/Head in pencil right and 'Bloell' (lower right)'
Pencil, red crayon and black ink, 
13 1/2 x 18 1/2 in. (34.3 x 46.6 cm.)

Tags: Frank Brangwyn murals Murals catalogue



Provenance:Waldron West until 1994; thence by descent.

In a pitch pine flat section frame with broad ebony linear  inlays
    
This is a study for Fruit Pickers, one of the eight panels Brangwyn painted for the Panama-Pacific International Exposition in 1914. There is a similar study in the Victorian Art Gallery, Bath.  Brangwyn was the only British artist chosen to paint murals for the event, the  other  choices all being American.

Waldron West, a portrait painter who was born, trained and worked in  Worcestershire, was profoundly influenced by Brangwyn .  West befriended Brangwyn in the  late 1930's and as part of his friendship acquired, over the next two decades, a number of works from his mentor.

We are grateful to Dr. Horner for assistance.  This drawing will appear as reference M1323 in her forthcoming catalogue raisonne.


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