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Victor Wood (1904 - 1977):
Portrait of Edith Sitwell
Framed (ref: 9928)
Pencil and watercolour
12 3/4 x 8 1/2 in. (32.3 x 21.5 cm)
Provenance: Private collection
Edith Sitwell (1887 - 1964) was an English poet and critic. While renowned for her avant-garde writings of the 1920's and 30's, Sitwell is perhaps best known for the'Parade' poems, which were set for music-theatre performance by the composer William Walton.
She was the sitter in a number of portraits by some of the finest modernist painters, including Wyndham Lewis (Tate Collection), pictured below.