Christopher Richard Wynne Nevinson A.R.A. (British, 1889-1946)
La Corniche 1 signed and dated 'C R W Nevinson 1911' (lower left) oil on canvasboard 30.5 x 45 cm. (12 x 17 3/4 in.)
PROVENANCE: With Gallery Edward Harvane, London, where purchased by Mrs. Lambton, 27 March 1973
EXHIBITED: London, The Leicester Galleries, Memorial exhibition of pictures by C.R.W. Nevinson (1889-1946), May - June 1947, no.12
A similar and larger oil called La Corniche II (1920) was exhibited alongside the present work at the 1947 exhibition (no.46). This comparative work had also been shown with the London Group in May 1920 (no.19) and, more recently, at the Imperial War Museum (see C.R.W. Nevinson, The Twentieth Century, Merrell Holberton, London, 1999, p.177, no.122).
We are grateful to Christopher Martin for his assistance in cataloguing this lot.