9 April 2019
Percy Wyndham Lewis (1882-1957)
Sidney Schiff (Stephen Hudson)
signed 'Wyndham Lewis.' (lower left)
pencil and wash on paper
12 ½ x 10 ½ in. (31.7 x 26.6 cm.)
Executed in 1922.
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. 567, pl. 59.
London, Redfern Gallery, Wyndham Lewis, May 1949, no. 61.
Sidney Schiff (1868-1944) was a British novelist and translator, writing under the pseudonym Stephen Hudson in the early 1900s. He is known for being a patron of the arts and literature in England and France, and funded Wyndham Lewis’ 1920s Tyro paintings. Lewis depicted Schiff as the character Lionel Kein in his 1930s novel The Apes of God, which satirised London's contemporary literary and artistic scenes.
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