At the Circus, circa 1930
Framed (ref: 5622)
Pen and ink with scratching out on card primed with gesso
18 1/8 x 15 5/8 in. (46 x 39.5 cm.)
Tags: Frank Brangwyn leisure Brangwyn Drawings from the collection of Father Jerome Esser Being Frank
Provenance: from the collection of Count William de Belleroche until 1961; private collection until 2001.
Literature: Frank Brangwyn, Drawings from the Collection of Father Jerome Esser, Liss Fine Art 2015, cat. 18, page 21.
In a generous period hollow section frame.
Though self taught Brangwyn was one of the most gifted of Twentieth Century British draughtsmen. His skill rivaled that of his contemporaries Orpen and John but in the range and technical daring of his work he was much more adventurous than either. He adored experimenting with mixed media, often combining pen and ink, brush, chalk, pencil, crayon and wash.
We are grateful to Libby Horner for her assistance. This will appear as D1545 in her forthcoming Catalogue Raisonne of Brangwyn.