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Frank Brangwyn - Company of Bacchus

Item Code: xxai44.

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Sir Frank Brangwyn

Design for a mural

A wonderful drawing showing the creative process preceeding the finalisation of the work.
The work is made in a mixed technique with graphite pencil lines of the initial drawing visible at some areas. Most of the drawing is made in in greasy sanguine chalk and some paint is covering the horseman. The used colours area mix of  red-green-bleu-white and orange for the flesh. The atmosphere is ebulliant. One can assume, from the lacking of the bottom and right borderline, this is only part of a freeze with bacchus probably following, perhaps in a charriot to present a triumh of Bacchus in all it's glory.

The drawing is unsigned and aquired as attributed to Brangwyn.
A very credible attribution.

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SKU xxai44.
Picture Size 45,50 cm x 38 cm
Specification Drawing
technic All Technics
Artist Frank Brangwyn
period 20th Century
School English American
subject Mythology
rating ***

Frank Brangwyn (1867-1956)

frank brangwynBorn in Bruges, Belgium in 1867, to British parents ( his father was Welsh) and was brought up and educated in England. His art training was at the Royal College of Art. He was apprenticed to William Morris in 1882. It was Morris’s influence that caused him to diversify his art. He was famous as an accomplished etcher and lithographer and his favourite subjects included powerful depictions of ship building and heavy industry, and the labourers involved in such work. However, his efforts in the fields of design are less well known. He produced designs for furniture, jewellery, and textiles, and stained glass panels. Brangwyn fulfilled many commissions to produce large scale murals for public interior spaces, the most high profile of which was for the House of Commons in London for which he completed 18 large scale panels on the theme of the British Empire which was rejected by the commissioning commitee but became the subject of fierce bidding by many other institutions.

To add to his achievements, Brangwyn was also an official war artist during the 1st World War. He excelled in etching, doing hundreds on a wide variety of subjects.

When The Studio started their series of Famous Etchers he was one of only two artists to be given two volumes. In 1926, The Studio published The Etchings of Frank Brangwyn - a catalogue raisonne, with reproductions of over 330 etchings.

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