Henry Lamb RA - Cadgwith, Cornwall
Henry Lamb RA, British 1883-1960
pen and brown ink,
Phillips,London, 2 November 1999, lot 93;
Sir Edward Marsh
mounted in a glazed gilt moulding frame, unexamined out of frame.
Sheet is browned a little time-faded otherwise general good original condition
postage included to UK
Henry Taylor Lamb MC RA (21 June 1883 – 8 October 1960) was an Australian-born British painter. A follower of Augustus John, Lamb was a founder member of the Camden Town Group in 1911 and of the London Group in 1913.
Lamb is noted for his unusual portraits, as exemplified by his well-known picture of an elongated Lytton Strachey. He was elected an Associate of the Royal Academy in 1940 and was made a full Member in 1949. He was a Trustee of the National Portrait Gallery from 1942 and of the Tate Gallery from 1944 to 1951. His auction record was set at Christie's in London in June 2006 when his 1910 Breton Boy oil on panel fetched £60,000. Works by Lamb are held in the Imperial War Museum, regional museums throughout Britain, in the British Government Art Collection and in the National Gallery of Canada, Lamb was a friend of Lady Ottoline Morrell.