Head of Douglas Jerrold signed, inscribed and dated 'Wyndham Lewis/1937./-for Douglas Jerrold' (lower right) pencil, chalk and wash 30 x 23 cm. (12 x 9 in.)
PROVENANCE: With Eyre & Spottiswoode (Publishers) Ltd. With Keith Chapman Gallery, London, where purchased by the present owner
LITERATURE: W. Michel, Wyndham Lewis, Paintings and Drawings, University of California Press, California, 1971, cat.no.890, p.405, pl.131 (ill.b&w)
Douglas Jerrold (1893-1964) was a publisher and author, he was a director of Eyre & Spottiswoode from 1929, became chairman in 1945 and re-launched his right-wing journal as the New English Review Magazine. His portrait may be found in the National Portrait Gallery.