Frank Brangwyn
(1867 - 1956)

Parrot - Original Study for the Great Empire Panels

£1,250.00

SKU: 10589
Crayon Initialled in pencil 12 8/10 x 13 3/4 in. (32.5 x 35 cm)    

Size:
Height – 32.5cm
Width – 35cm

1 in stock

DESCRIPTION

The British Empire panels were commissioned by the Earl of Iveagh to decorate the Royal Gallery in the House of Lords, Westminster. Following the death of Iveagh, the Fine Art Commission insisted on some panels being placed temporarily in the Gallery. They rejected the work as did the House of Lords. Brangwyn completed the commission which was eventually exhibited at the Ideal Home Exhibition, Olympia. Offers for the panels were received from the USA and Japan, and British cities including Birmingham, Cardiff and London attempted to gain the murals. However, a new Guildhall was being designed for Swansea and the city persuaded Iveagh’s son and Brangwyn that the panels could be successfully accommodated in the main hall, now known as the Brangwyn Hall.

There are over 100 studies for the British Empire panels in public galleries in the UK and Australia, the largest collection being in Swansea, at the Glynn Vivian Art Gallery and the Guildhall.

Some of Brangwyn’s finest studies are those he made for these panels. He told his friend RH Kitson that he was working from flowers, trees, animals, (…) women and children. It is very interesting more especially the animals and a grand chance for me to take up animals and landscape and do it finely. It never has really been done only a bit here and there.’

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THE ARTIST

Brangwyn, Frank

1867 – 1956

Frank Brangwyn was born in Bruges, Belgium, the son of an English father and Welsh mother. The family returned to London in 1874, Brangwyn’s father gaining work as a designer of buildings, embroideries and furniture. Although Brangwyn appears to have had little formal education, whether academic or artistic, his earliest mentors were three of the most influential men in design at the turn of the century: Arthur Heygate Mackmurdo, William Morris and Siegfried Bing. Between 1884 and 1887 Brangwyn travelled to Kent, Cornwall and Devon, before venturing further with trips to Turkey in 1888, South Africa in 1891, Spain in 1892 and Morocco in 1893.

Brangwyn was an independent artist, an experimenter and innovator, capable of working on both large and small scale projects, ranging from murals, oil paintings, watercolours, etchings, woodcuts and lithographs to designs for architecture, interiors, stained glass, furniture, carpets, ceramics and jewellery, as well as book illustrations, bookplates and commercial posters. It is estimated that he produced over 12,000 works during his lifetime. Mural commissions included the Worshipful Company of Skinners, London (1902-09), St Aidan’s church, Leeds (1908-16), Manitoba Legislative Building, Winnipeg, Canada (1918-21), Christ’s Hospital, Horsham (1912-23), State Capitol, Jefferson City, USA (1915-25), the British Empire panels, Swansea (1925-32), and Rockefeller Center, New York (1930-34). Brangwyn married Lucy Ray in 1896 and took on the lease of Temple Lodge, Hammersmith, in 1900. In 1918 the artist purchased The Jointure, Ditchling, where he spent most of his time following his wife’s death in 1924. Elected RA in 1919, knighted in 1924, holder of countless artistic awards, Brangwyn was modest about his singular achievements, regarding art as an occupation and describing himself as a designer.

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Aerial perspective of Kyoraku Art Museum, Tokyo, 1918
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The Market Place, Bruges, c 1916 (V-3609)
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Book plate for Brangwyn’s Wife, Lucy
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Rubaiyat of Omar Khayyam, original design for T N Foulis, circa 1910
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Windmills
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The Last Supper, St Joseph’s, Stokesley, 1946
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Fishing Boats, Rye, 1887
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Bricklayers, a study for Rebuilding Belgium, 1915
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The Prize Fight (or The Boxers), circa 1919
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War Bonds 2 (Back Him Up, Buy War Bonds) W1930, circa 1918
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Steam Train (Nocturn), circa 1910
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Soldier Drinking Wine from a Bottle – Study for the Manitoba Legislative Building, Winnipeg, 1921
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Study for the Empire Panels in red chalk, circa 1925
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Drapery Study for a Station of the Cross, circa 1933
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Study for central panel of Nativity window, St Mary the Virgin, Bucklebury, Berkshire, early 1920’s
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Study of Man Carrying Rifle, Study for Jefferson City
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Study of a Monk, full length three-quarter view, Study for St Aidan
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Figure study, Study for St Aidan
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Portrait of Jerome Esser?
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Man Singing, study for Christ’s Hospital, panel 7
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A Trader, Study for Selfridges
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Study of Figure with Vessel, study for Venice Biennale 1905
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Studies of a Kneeling and Seated Man
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Courtier, study for Panel 2, Skinners
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Allegory of War and Industry
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Boy with Globe, study for panel 5, Skinners
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Loot, working proof
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Man Carrying Child on His Back
£2,040.00
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Study for Harmony, Skinners, c.1908
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Man Playing Flute, study for panel 3, Skinners
£1,600.00
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The 10th Station: Jesus is Stripped of His Garments
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The 5th Station: Simon of Cyrene Helps Jesus Carry the Cross
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Girl with Bowl, after a design by Frank Brangwyn, (G2598),
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Signalling Happy New Year to a Sister ship, 1893
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The Three Kings, 1934
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Jesus Falls Below the Cross, 1916
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Working Men, study for Lloyds Register of Shipping
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The Printed Word Makes the People of the World One, mural for the entrance hall of Odham Press, London, 1935-36
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Bridge at Alcantara, Spain
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Study for Mans Ultimate Destiny, c. 1932
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The 2nd Station: Jesus Carries His Cross, c.1934
£6,750.00
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The Begging Musicians, 1930
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The Mowers, 1912
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Ship Building, 1912
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Study for Man the Creator, circa 1932
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Susanna and the Elders, c 1908
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Study for Man the Master 1930-1934
£48,000.00
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Ponte Rotto Rome, 1936
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King of the Seas – Raleigh, 1924
£1,600.00
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Study for the Empire Panels, circa 1925
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Butchers Shop, 1904
£5,280.00
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Stone Cutters, circa 1921
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Design for Thurstons for a Billiard Table, circa 1902
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Beer
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