Frank Brangwyn 2

During his lifetime Brangwyn made large donations of his works to museums in the United Kingdom and abroad, including the Victoria & Albert Museum, the British Museum, the William Morris Gallery, the Albertina in Vienna and the Gruuthuse in Bruges. As a result of this munificence, substantial drawings by Brangwyn, especially his celebrated large sheets in red and black chalk, only rarely appear on the market. Ö The endless extant sketches that he made on the backs of envelopes, letterheads and scraps of paper are evidence that for Brangwyn drawing was a compulsion. In her forthcoming catalogue raisonnÈ, Dr. Libby Horner has recorded over three thousand drawings by Brangwyn. Ö The drawings that became Esserís collection, which have lain hidden for over half a century, were made up of works that Brangwyn, with characteristic modesty, had left in his studio with a written instruction, ëmost of this lot destroyí. Never intended for presentation, they explore and resolve alternative compositions and the relation of figures to each other and to the space they occupy.

Works Featured in this catalogue

Study for Mans Ultimate Destiny, c. 1932

Brangwyn, Frank

Working Men, study for Lloyds Register of Shipping

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Study for Harmony, Skinners, c.1908

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Man Playing Flute, study for panel 3, Skinners

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Man Carrying Child on His Back

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Loot, working proof

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Studies for Man Playing Guitar

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Allegory of War and Industry

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Boy with Globe, study for panel 5, Skinners

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Courtier, study for Panel 2, Skinners

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A Trader, Study for Selfridges

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Studies of a Kneeling and Seated Man

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Figure study, Study for St Aidan

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Portrait of Jerome Esser?

Brangwyn, Frank

Man Singing, study for Christ’s Hospital, panel 7

Brangwyn, Frank

Studies for St Amand and St Eloi ‘ windows in the Abbey St Andr’, Bruges

Brangwyn, Frank

Study for central panel of Nativity window, St Mary the Virgin, Bucklebury, Berkshire, early 1920’s

Brangwyn, Frank

Study of Man Carrying Rifle, Study for Jefferson City

Brangwyn, Frank

Study of a Monk, full length three-quarter view, Study for St Aidan

Brangwyn, Frank

Study for the Empire Panels, circa 1925

Brangwyn, Frank

Mural study for St Aidan’s Leeds, a young girl with red hair, c. 1908-16

Brangwyn, Frank

Soldier Drinking Wine from a Bottle – Study for the Manitoba Legislative Building, Winnipeg, 1921

Brangwyn, Frank

Bricklayers, a study for Rebuilding Belgium, 1915

Brangwyn, Frank

Making Sailors: Youthful Ambition c.1917

Brangwyn, Frank

Man’s Ultimate Destiny, large scale study for the Rockefeller Centre, 1932

Brangwyn, Frank

Study, a Musician for Skinners Hall, circa 1902

Brangwyn, Frank