Liss Llewellyn Fine Art - Frank Brangwyn: Mural study for St Aidan's Leeds - young girl with red hair, c. 1908-16

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Frank Brangwyn:
Mural study for St Aidan's Leeds - young girl with red hair, c. 1908-16

Framed (ref: 5308)

Black and red chalk, 22 x 17 3/4 in. (56 x 45 cm.)

Tags: Frank Brangwyn women



Provenance:Waldron West until 1994; thence by descent.

In a silver gilded ripple moulding 19th century print frame

Brangwyn was commissioned by his friend R.H. Kinson to design a mosaic mural for St.Aidans,, depicting the life of the Saint.  The red headed child appears by the side of  St. Aidan preaching, but facing sideways in the completed work (the same girl features in the later stained glass window at Northampton).

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 M1108 in her forthcoming catalogue raisonne.


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