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
Provenance:Waldron West until 1994; thence by descent.
In a pitch pine flat section frame with broad ebony linear inlays
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.
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.
are grateful to Dr. Horner for assistance. This drawing will appear as
reference M1323 in her forthcoming catalogue raisonne.