John Deth (Hommage to Conrad Aiken) (recto); Study of a Dinner Party (verso) by Edward Burra

Recto: portrayal of the scythe-bearing figure of Death intruding upon a party of dancers, striking the guests with terror, inspired by a poem by Conrad Aitken.

Details

Medium:
Watercolour with bodycolour
Dimensions:
56 x 76 cm
Art Fund grant:
£4,000 ( Total: £16,000)
Acquired in:
1983
Vendor:
Crane Kalman Gallery Ltd

This depicts a nightmare scene where the figure of Death intrudes upon a party of dancers producing a variety of reactions. Verso: study of a dinner party.

Venue details

The Whitworth The University of Manchester, Oxford Road, Manchester Greater Manchester M15 6ER 0161 275 7450 www.manchester.ac.uk/whitworth

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