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The Art of Wyndham Lewis, with an Essay on Detail in the Artist’s Style, a Chronological Outline and Notes on the Plates

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Date

1951

Identifier

Brasch ND497 L48 H686

Publisher

London: Faber and Faber

Abstract

On a visit to London in 1938, Pound posed for this portrait. Arriving at Lewis’ house, he ‘flung himself at full length’ into Lewis’ best chair and ‘did not move for two hours by the clock.’ In the portrait, now housed in the Tate Gallery, Pound reclines in a chair, his eyes closed, face restful, and body motionless. Beside him is a table; on which a folded newspaper lies and assorted ashtrays sit. Behind the table, a painted canvas is propped against the wall. Lewis’ crayon sketch of Pound’s head in Plate 46 is a study for the oil portrait in Plate 47.

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Edited by Charles Handley-Read, “The Art of Wyndham Lewis, with an Essay on Detail in the Artist’s Style, a Chronological Outline and Notes on the Plates,” ourheritage.ac.nz | OUR Heritage, accessed October 21, 2019, http://otago.ourheritage.ac.nz/items/show/8534.

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