Frank Brangwyn (1867-1956):
African Figure Scene, 1896
Framed (ref: 5272)
Signed with monogram and dated 96
Oil on canvas, 18 1/2 x 21 in. (47 x 53.3 cm.)
Provenance: Private collection
In a fine gilded flat section oak frame with reeded knull and inner moulding.
juxtaposition of bright primary colours in this painting demonstrates
one of the qualities for which Brangwyn's work was much remarked up at
this period. Writing in 1912 Kandinsky noted that Brangwyn was
'probably one of the first artists of yesterday to introduce this
juxtaposition (of red and blue) into his early paintings' (Uber des
geistige in Kunst, 1912).
In 1896 Brangwyn travelled to Spain with Alfred East. In the same year Brangwyn married Lucy Annie Ray.