Study for “Man the Master”

Sir Frank Brangwyn RA, 1867-1956

1932

Oil on canvas

274.3 x 182.9 cm (108 x72 in.)

“This study for a mural scheme for the Rockefeller Center, New York, like the one for Man the Creator would appear to be the same scale as the completed mural and was probably a preparatory exercise in colouring and shading techiniques. In the final works the cross-hatching slightly more detailed. This painting will appear as reference M1108 in Libby Homer's forthcoming catalogue raisonnĂ©e.” (48).

Provenance: E. Kenneth Center; William de Belleroche (No 84); Gordon Anderson

Source: Liss, British Murals & Decorative Painting, no. 25.

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