9 April 2019
Percy Wyndham Lewis (1882-1957)
signed, inscribed and dated 'Wyndham Lewis./(of T.S. Eliot./drawn about 1923).' (lower left)
pencil and wash on paper
12 x 9 ½ in. (30.4 x 24.2 cm.)
Executed circa 1923.
Acquired by the present owner's grandfather by 1949, and by descent.
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W. Michel, Wyndham Lewis. Paintings and Drawings, London, 1971, p. 385, no. 565, pl. 57.
London, Redfern Gallery, Wyndham Lewis, May 1949, no. 97.
American born novelist Thomas Stearns Eliot (1888-1965) is best known for his poems and plays which dominated the Modernist movement. His first book of poems, Prufrock and Other Observations, published in 1917 and The Waste Land from 1922 established Eliot’s reputation as one of the most celebrated cultural figures of the 20th century. In 1925, Eliot became a director of the publishing house Faber & Gwyer (later Faber & Faber) and was awarded the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1948.
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