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Creator:
Wyndham Lewis, 1882–1957, British
Title:

Kermesse

Date:
1912
Medium:
Gouache, watercolor, pen and black ink, black wash and graphite on medium, smooth, beige wove paper
Dimensions:
Sheet: 11 7/8 x 12 inches (30.2 x 30.5 cm) and Image: 11 7/8 x 12 inches (30.2 x 30.5 cm)
Inscription(s)/Marks/Lettering:

Signed and dated in black ink, lower center within image: "Wyndham | Lewis. | 1912."

Inscribed on verso in black ink, center right: "[...]"

Credit Line:
Yale Center for British Art, Paul Mellon Fund and Gift of Neil F. and Ivan E. Phillips in memory of their mother, Mrs. Rosalie Phillips
Copyright Status:
© Estate of the Artist
Accession Number:
B1982.1
Classification:
Drawings & Watercolors
Collection:
Prints and Drawings
Subject Terms:
abstract art | cabaret | celebration | dance | dancers | fair | fear | festival | forms | fête | leisure | monochrome | movement | movements | nightclub | structure | Vorticism
Associated Places:
Belgium | England | Europe | Flanders | London | Mayfair | United Kingdom
Access:
Accessible by request in the Study Room [Request]
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Link:
https://collections.britishart.yale.edu/catalog/tms:9703
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Acquisitions : The First Decade 1977-1986, Yale Center for British Art , Yale Center for British Art, New Haven, CT, 1986, pp. 8, 27, no. 104, color fig. 14, N590.2 A7 OVERSIZE (YCBA)

Mark Antliff, The vorticists, rebel artists in London and New York , Tate Publishing, London, 2010, pp.38-39..., no. 60, N6768.5 V6 V678 2010 (YCBA)

Linda Cabe, Blast, the British answer to futurism. , Yale Center for British Art, New Haven, Conn., 1983, no. 1, N6768.5 V6 B52 (YCBA)

Christie's Sale Catalogue: Modern British and Irish Paintings, Drawings, and Sculptures. 13 June 1980, Christie's, June 13, 1980, p. 33, Lot 104, Sales Catalogues (YCBA)

Richard Cork, Art beyond the gallery in early 20th century England, Yale University Press, New Haven, 1985, p. 93, no. 121, N6768 C67 1985 (YCBA)

Paul Edwards, Wyndham Lewis, painter and writer , Yale University Press, New Haven, 2000, p. 80, no. 48, NJ18 L59 E38 2000 (YCBA)

Walter Michel, Wyndham Lewis: paintings and drawings, University of California Press, Berkeley, 1971, p. 353, no. 72, NJ18 L59 +M53 (YCBA)

Florence Ostende, Into the Night : Cabarets and Clubs in Modern Art, Prestel, Munich and London, p. 84, N6486 .I585 2019 (LC) Oversize

Duncan Robinson, Acquisitions : The First Decade 1977 - 1986, , Burlington Magazine, vol. 128, October 1986, pp. 8, 27, no. 104, col. fig. 14, N1 B87 128:3 OVERSIZE (YCBA)

Lisa Tickner, Modern life & modern subjects, British art in the early twentieth century , Yale University Press, New Haven, Conn., 2000, p. 105, pl. 74, ND468 T53 2000 (YCBA)

Lisa Tickner, Popular Culture of Kermesse: Lewis, Painting, and Performance, 1912-13, Modernism/Modernity, vol. 4, no. 2, April 1997, p. 88, V0405 (YCBA)

Wyndham Lewis and vorticism, The Tate Gallery, 6 July-19 August 1956. , Tate Publishing, London [England], 1956, p. 13, no. 16, NJ18 L59 T38 (YCBA)

Wyndham Lewis, 1882-1957., Fundaciâon Juan March, Madrid, 2010, pp. 116-117, cat. 19, NJ18.L59 W953413 2010 + (YCBA)

Judith Zilczer, Noble Buyer, John Quinn, patron of the avant-garde , Smithsonian Institution Press, Washington, 1978, p. 170, SI13.2 Q4 (LSF)


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