Liss Llewellyn Fine Art - Frank Brangwyn: Study for Venice Biennale Murals , 1905

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Frank Brangwyn:
Study for Venice Biennale Murals , 1905

Unmounted (ref: 5310)

Charcoal on paper, squared, 20 1/2 x 13 in. (52.5 x 33 cm.)

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Provenance:Waldron West until 1994; thence by descent.

Brangwyn was asked by Antonio Fradeletto, the General Secretary of the 1905 Biennale Commission, to design the interior for the British Room.  He painted 4 murals for the British Room: Navvies at Work, Rolling Mill, Blacksmith and Potters.

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 A1337 in her forthcoming catalogue raisonne.

 


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