Lot 160: Nevinson (Christopher Richard Wynne, 1889-1946)



2015-09-30 09:21:34

Lot 160: Nevinson (Christopher Richard Wynne, 1889-1946). Modern War. Paintings by C.R.W. Nevinson, with an Essay by P.G. Konody, Grant Richards, 1917, lacks colour frontispiece, 24 monochrome reproductions, original cloth-backed green boards, with paper label to spine and upper cover, rubbed and marked with some soiling, 4to. Presentation copy from P.G. Konody, inscribed to front endpaper: 'To Walter Barnett from P.G. Konody with best wishes Christmas, 1916', and additionally inscribed by Nevinson in ink below '& my best wishes C.R.W. Nevinson May 18th 1917.' The dedicatee is most likely to have been H. Walter Barnett (1862-1934), the Australian professional photographer, who moved to London in 1898, establishing himself as a highly successful portrait photographer, particularly of the artistic world. In 1917 he held an exhibition of his work entitled Warriors All: Exhibition of Portraits of Officers of the British, Overseas and Allied Forces and Ladies Engaged in War Work. (1) Dominic Winter's The John Camfield Collectionof British Etchings 1850-1980& Other Properties Auction October 2015 Wednesday, 16th September 2015 Estimate: £100-150
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