This work depicts an unemployed Poole man who pestered Lamb to paint his portrait.

Apparently, the sitter threw stones at Lamb's windows and shouted abuse about a 'privileged' artist 'who had never worked for a living'. The work reflects Poole's plight in the inter-war years, at a time of much poverty and unemployment.

Provenance

Chenil Galleries, London; Thomas Agnew & Sons Ltd.


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