Eric Kennington (London 1888 - Reading 1960)
Prasnik Street, Moscow
oil on canvas
127 x 97 cm (50 x 38 1/4 in)
London, The Royal Institute of Oil Painters, October 1911, no. 192.
Jonathan Black, The Face of Courage: Eric Kennington, Portraiture and the Second World War, (Philip Wilson, London, 2011), p. 14 (illustrated in colour).
Eric Kennington was one of Britain's foremost war artists. He travelled to Russia during 1905-6, visiting Swedish relatives, and the present work is related to a number of pen and ink sketches which he produced during this trip.
We would like to thank Dr. Jonathan Black for his help in cataloguing the present work.