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Frank Brangwyn:
His Richness of Bal, circa 1924

Framed (ref: 953)

Signed with monogram and inscribed b.r.: ‘WdeB Coll’
Watercolour, 7 1/2  x 9 1/8 in. (19 x 23.2 cm.)

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 Provenance: William de Belleroche (No 30); private collection

In a gilded oak square section frame with gilded inner slip, glazed

His Richness of Bal was one of 20 sketches produced to illustrate for King of the Sea in 1924. The proposed book was never published though a letter dated 1927 from Brangwyn to Martin Hardie refers to the project with the suggestion that a publication was imminent: ‘By the way you remember I lent you one or two rough heads of Pirates etc for that Turpin[?] book, can you lay your hand on them as they were part of a collection which belongs to a publisher who wishes to publish the lot.’ (Letter from Brangwyn to Martin Hardie, Victoria and Albert Museum, 16 February 1927, V&A. MA/1/B2328).

We are grateful to Libby Horner for her assistance. His Richness of Bal is number D1959 in her forthcoming catalogue raisonne


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