Old Sea Character in a Top Hat
Framed (ref: 5704)
Signed with initials
Tags: Frank Brangwyn men portraits
Provenance: William de Belleroche (nos 17-35 and 117); private collection
Exhibited: The Fine Art Society, March - April 2006, cat. no 40-59.
Literature: Horner/Liss, The Brangwyn Handbook, 2006, p 92-93.
This sketch formed part of a series produced as illustrations,
referred to in a letter from Brangwyn to Martin Hardie:
˜By the way you remember I lent you one or two rough heads of
Pirates etc for that Turpin[?] book, can you lay your hand on them
as they were part of a collection which belongs to a publisher who
wishes to publish the lot.'46
The characters depicted were as follows:
*Old Sea Character in a Bowler Hat, *Chief of Combatore, *Lion of
Samsun, *Ralph Fitch, *Bearded Sea Captain, *An Armenian, Abraham
Birdvod of Ipswich, 1522, Captain Chas, Coal King, His Richness of
Bal, Isac Cutts, Keeper of a Low House, Man of Maratha, Mule Man,
Old Boatman, Old Sailor, Patwawantin: The Ojibway Chief, Ralph
Gonson, Sir E Osborn, Whaler of Rye.