Another NPG acquisition
June 8 2012
Picture: Sim Fine Art
Andrew Sim of Sim Fine Art writes:
Having just read about your transvestite triumph at the NPG, I wondered whether your readers might be interested to hear that the gallery is still acquiring pictures of reassuringly tweedy English gentlemen, in this case the only known double portrait (non photographic) of Eric Ravilious (standing) and Edward Bawden (seated) by Michael Rothenstein, dating from 1933.
The picture was previously unrecorded, and surfaced unattributed in a minor auction - a very rare 20th Century sleeper.