Liss Llewellyn Fine Art - Frank Brangwyn: Illustration for L'Ombre de la Croix - Portrait of a humble, circa 1931

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Frank Brangwyn:
Illustration for L'Ombre de la Croix - Portrait of a humble, circa 1931

Passe-partout (ref: 3866)

Signed with initials

Etching, unique proof, 2 1/4 x 2 3/8 in. (5.7 x 6 cm.)

(5 3/4 x 6 in. (14.7 x 15 cm.) framed)

Tags: Frank Brangwyn men portraits



Provenance: from the collection of William de Belleroche.
Literature: Jerome and Jean Tharaud, L'Ombre de la Croix, Paris, 1931


The text for L'Ombre de la Croix,  written by the brothers Jerome and Jean Tharaud, was published by Editions Lapina, Paris, 1931, in two volumes, and was illustrated with 73 Brangwyn etchings. The book describes the lives of Jews in contemporary Europe and many of Brangwyn's illustrations appear to depict the town of Belz in Poland, which was a centre of pilgrimage. Brangwyn is not known to have visited Poland and current research suggests that a large proportion of the etchings were based on photographs.

We are grateful to Dr. Libby Horner for her assistance.


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