Frank Brangwyn (1867-1956):
At the Circus, circa 1930
Framed (ref: 5622)
Pen and ink with scratching out on card primed with gesso
18 1/8 x 15 5/8 in. (46 x 39.5 cm.)
Provenance: from the collection of Count William de Belleroche until 1961; private collection until 2001.
Though self taught Brangwyn was one of the most gifted of Twentieth Century British draughtsmen. His skill rivaled that of his contemporaries Orpen and John but in the range and technical daring of his work he was much more adventurous than either. He adored experimenting with mixed media, often combining pen and ink, brush, chalk, pencil, crayon and wash.