Modern British Art by Frank Brangwyn: L'Ombre de la Croix - (Crucifixion) Book 2, page 174 1931 |



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Frank Brangwyn:
L'Ombre de la Croix - (Crucifixion) Book 2, page 174 1931

Unmounted (ref: 2909)
Inscribed in pencil no 34
Etching, proof.

Tags: religion

Provenance: from the collection of William de Belleroche.
Literature: Jerome and Jean Tharaud, L'Ombre de la Croix, Paris, 1931, p 174

A version of the etching in its final state is in the collection of the William Morris Gallery (p532) and the British Museum (BM1943-12-11-345)

The text for L'Ombre de la Croix,  written by the brothers Jerome and Jean Tharaud, was published by Editions Lapina, Paris, 1931, in two volumes, and was illustrated with 73 Brangwyn etchings. The book describes the lives of Jews in contemporary Europe and many of Brangwyn's illustrations appear to depict the town of Belz in Poland, which was a centre of pilgrimage. Brangwyn is not known to have visited Poland and current research suggests that a large proportion of the etchings were based on photographs.

We are grateful to Dr. Libby Horner for her assistance.  This image will appear as ref E 3087 in her forthcoming catalogue raisonne

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