Modern British Art by Frank Brangwyn: L'Ombre de la Croix - Synagogue Interior 1931 |



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Frank Brangwyn:
L'Ombre de la Croix - Synagogue Interior 1931

Unmounted (ref: 2951)
Unique proof, inscribed first state, kes rave, 34
Etching, 7 x 6 1/8 in. (18 x 15.5 cm.) (plate size)

Tags: plate interiors

Provenance: from the collection of William de Belleroche.
Literature: Jerome and Jean Tharaud, L'Ombre de la Croix, Paris, 1931, p 115, Book 1

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. 

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