Mr Norris Changes Trains signed 'B. Cook' (lower right); further signed, titled and dated 'Page 6/MR NORRIS CHANGES TRAINS/B. Cook 1987' (verso) oil on panel 55.9 x 37.5 cm. (22 1/2 x 14 3/4 in.)
PROVENANCE: With Hunter Simmonds Gallery, Dorset
Mr. Norris Changes Trains refers to Christopher Isherwood's 1933 poem by the same title. In this tale Mr. Norris is a man of contradictions; lavish but heavily in debt, excessively polite but sexually deviant. In 1993 a portfolio version of the poem was produced with illustrations by Beryl Cook.