ISHERWOOD, CHRISTOPHER (1909-1986, playwright and novelist) PORTRAIT BY MICHAEL AYRTON (1921-1975),
Lot 77
ISHERWOOD, CHRISTOPHER (1909-1986, playwright and novelist) PORTRAIT BY MICHAEL AYRTON (1921-1975),
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ISHERWOOD, CHRISTOPHER (1909-1986, playwright and novelist)
PORTRAIT BY MICHAEL AYRTON (1921-1975),
pen, ink and brush wash drawing, head and shoulders, with a fine pencil portrait of Isherwood on the verso, c. 13 x 8 in (33 x 20.3 cm).

Footnotes

  • PROVENANCE: Acquired from the artist's family.

    EXHIBITED: Cheltenham Literary Festival, Faces and Places, 1982.

    Ayrton made portraits of Isherwood in California and London; Isherwood mentions two sittings in his diaries, stating that the drawings were commissioned by the publisher Methuen. See note on Ayrton at the end of the catalogue.
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