Joseph Simpson
(1879 - 1939)

Portrait of D.H. Lawrence (1885-1930)


SKU: 7932
Charcoal and white highlights in gouache
9 1/2 x 8 1/2 in. (24 x 21.5 cm) 

Height – 24cm
Width – 21.5cm

1 in stock


This is the last recorded
published portrait of D.H. Lawrence, illustrated in The Sunday Dispatch, 17.02.1929, the year before Lawrence died, at the age of 45.

Illustrated: The Sunday Dispatch, 17.02.1929

David Herbert Richards “D. H.” Lawrence (1885 ‚Äì 1930) was an English novelist, poet, playwright, essayist, literary critic and painter. His collected works represent, among other things, an extended reflection upon the dehumanising effects of modernity and industrialisation.

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Simpson, Joseph

1879 – 1939

Painter, illustrator and printmaker who was born and educated in Carlisle and who studied at the Glasgow School of Art, before moving to London in 1905.

He in initially designed posters and was soon befriended and encouraged by Frank Brangwyn.

Simpson exhibited at the Baillie Gallery, Brook Street Art Gallery, Fitzwilliam Museum, GI, ISSPG, Walker Art Gallery, Leicester Galleries, London Salon, RBA who elected him a member in 1908, RSA and RSW.

He was an Official War Artist with the RAF in World War I.

Works by Simpson are in the collections of the Ashmolean Museum, Hunterian, IWM, Scottish National Portrait Gallery and Tullie House Museum and Art Gallery.

The Etched Work of Joseph Simpson by H. Granville Fell. Published by J.M. Dent and Sons, London, 1932

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Joseph Simpson (1879 - 1939)
Portrait of Frank Brangwyn at Work