British Art in Six Decades (1890-1950) runs until June 15 at Mason’s Yard in St James’s, London. It features 60 works by British artists including Burne Jones, Walter Sickert and Paul Nash.
Moore-Gwyn says he has moved “the focus away from the artificial break of the new century” and has highlighted the radical nature of the work done by artists such as the Camden Town Group.
Bevan was a founding member of that group as well as of the London Group and the Cumberland Market Group.
Though he spent a good deal of time in London, France and Devon, he also painted in his native Sussex, as well as in Poland, home country of his wife, fellow painter Stanisława de Karłowska.
The present picture was completed while Bevan was living in St Ives Cottage near Lewes in Sussex. It is one of a group of early ‘mature’ works by the artist, showing one of many shifts in style that would continue throughout his career. Moore-Gwyn offers the work for £28,000.
A range of still-life, landscapes and travel scenes feature in the show as well as pictures by war artists.
This is the first catalogue from the firm to feature a significant amount of sculpture.
These span the timeline of the show and include pieces by William Goscombe John, Alfred Pegram and Charles Wheeler.