Joseph Southall (1861-1944):
Visitors to an Exhibition: Design for a Poster
Framed (ref: 10112)
Tempera on hessian
signed with monogram and dated 1919 l.l., inscribed beneath the frame: Exhibition by a Birmingham Group. Gaskin, Gere, Payne, Southall and others, June 17 to July 5 from 10 till 6, at Galleries of Royal Society of Artists, New Street
33 3/4 x 24 7/8 in.
Provenance: Peter Nahum; private collection; Stephen Ongpin
This picture was created as a design for an exhibition at the Royal Society of Artists in 1919. It was the second dedicated exhibition to the Birmingham Group of Artist-Craftsmen, of which Southall was a central member, after the Fine Art Society's first show in 1907.