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.


Watercolour with bodycolour
56 x 76 cm
Art Fund grant:
£4,000 ( Total: £16,000)
Acquired in:
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.

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