Frank Brangwyn (1867-1956):
Study for Manï¿½s Ultimate Destiny, c. 193
Framed (ref: 4430)
Pencil on buff coloured tracing paper, squared, with highlights in white chalk
60 x 84 in. (152.4 x 213.4 cm)
Literature: British Murals & Decorative Painting 1920-1960, Sansom & Co, 2013, pp.218-231; Frank Brangwyn, Drawings from the Collection of Father Jerome Esser, Liss Fine Art 2015, cat. 11, page 14
This cartoon shows Brangwynï¿½s original proposal where Christ is seen seated on a hill facing the viewer, before the Rockefeller fraternity disallowed any religious content.
The area to the left of the lettering was also eliminated in the final work.
We are grateful to Libby Horner for her assistance. This will appear as M1110 in her forthcoming Catalogue Raisonne of Brangwyn.