Study for Right Hand Side of Hyde Park in Summer, 1931
Framed (ref: 3824)
Black chalk on paper, 100 1/4 x 59 3/4 in. (254.5 x 151.8 cm.)
Provenance: from the artist's own collection.
Exhibited: The Unknown Artist: Stanley Lewis and his contemporaries, Cecil Higgins Art Gallery & Bedford Museum, 12th June - 5th September 2010..cat.no.29
This life-size cartoon, which indicates the scale on which the Hyde Park mural was originally envisaged, conveys a monumentality which is, arguably, lacking in the finished oil painting.
John Midgley, Principal of Carmarthen, commented on Stanley's skill as a draftsman as follows:
His work was always marked by thoroughness and strong individuality, and in his drawing he showed himself to be the possessor of a rare skill in the characterization of his subject. In figure work in particular his studies evinced his ability to appreciate and render form. (January 1926)