Percy Wyndham Lewis (Amherst 1882-1957 London)
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Percy Wyndham Lewis (Amherst 1882-1957 London)

Miss Edith Evans

Details
Percy Wyndham Lewis (Amherst 1882-1957 London)
Miss Edith Evans
signed, inscribed and dated 'Wyndham Lewis 1932/Miss Edith Evans' (lower right)
pencil and watercolour on paper
13 ½ x 9 3/8 in. (34.3 x 23.8 cm.)
Provenance
Mr and Mrs David Marshall.
Anonymous sale; Phillips, London, 21 November 2000, lot 71.
with Piccadilly Gallery, London, where purchased by the present owner in 2002.
Literature
M. Parrish, Flower of Cities - A Book of London Studies and Sketches by 22 Authors, London, 1949, p. 274, illustrated.
W. Michel, Wyndham Lewis: Paintings and Drawings, Berkeley and Los Angeles, 1971, p. 347, no. 753.
Exhibited
London, Redfern Gallery, Wyndham Lewis, May 1949, no. 54, as 'Dame Edith Evans'.
Special notice

Artist's Resale Right ("Droit de Suite"). Artist's Resale Right Regulations 2006 apply to this lot, the buyer agrees to pay us an amount equal to the resale royalty provided for in those Regulations, and we undertake to the buyer to pay such amount to the artist's collection agent.

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Lot Essay

The present drawing is a study for the portrait of Miss Edith Evans which Wyndham Lewis included in his portfolio of drawings, Thirty Personalities and a Self Portrait, exhibited at the Lefevre Galleries, London in October 1932.
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