Frank Brangwyn (1867-1956):
Bricklayers, a study for Rebuilding Belgium, 1915
Framed (ref: 10337)
Signed twice with a monogram and inscribed William de Belleroche
Black and red chalk on buff paper
27 1/5 x 18 1/2 in. (69 x 47 cm)
Provenance: William de Belleroche; Private Collection
Literature: Brangwyn at War, Dr Libby Horner, 2014, p 71
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.
This drawings is a study for The Remaking of Belgium, issued as an auto lithograph in 1915, probably on the occaision of the Belgian Rebuilding Exhibition.
We are grateful to Dr Libby Horner for assistance