Literature:Jonathan Black, The Face of Courage: Eric Kennington, Portraiture and the Second World War, (Philip Wilson, London, 2011), p. 14 (illustrated in colour). Exhibitions:London, The Royal Institute of Oil Painters, October 1911, no. 192.
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.