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by artist, upper right in black chalk: FB; by artist, across bottom in graphite: to do one thing [and] to do it / well. for my part i have / done many things [and] done / them ill. [?] / FB at 45; by later hand on mount, along bottom in graphite: From Sir Frank Brangwyn RA to [Mr?] F. Lewis (publisher) / From F. Lewis [to?] Kerrison Preston 1950 / [Not deciphered].

Provenance

Acquired from the artist by F. Lewis (according to note on mount); given by Lewis to Kerrison Preston, 1950 (his sale, Sotheby & Co., London, 1 May 1974, lot 62); (Brian Sewell, London); Joseph F. McCrindle [1923-2008], New York; Joseph F. McCrindle Foundation, 2008; gift to NGA, 2009.

Associated Names
McCrindle, Joseph F.
Exhibition History
1952
Works by Sir Frank Brangwyn RA, Royal Academy of Arts, London, 1952, no. 315.
Bibliography
1952
"Portrait of the Artist No. 98: Sir Frank Brangwyn." Art News and Review. London, 1952: 1, repro.
2012
Grasselli, Margaret M., and Arthur K. Wheelock, Jr., eds. The McCrindle Gift: A Distinguished Collection of Drawings and Watercolors. Exh. cat. National Gallery of Art. Washington, 2012: 167 (color).
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