Nevinson WW1 Painting To Be Auctioned

Although his prints are more numerous, C.R.W. Nevinson’s First World War oil paintings rarely come on the market. But, almost 50 years after it was last sold at Sotheby’s in 1964, A Dawn (1914) returns to the auction house, estimated at $1 million in the Modern & post-war British art sale on 21 November. A stylized, driving mass of French soldiers marching through Flanders, the work is typical of the British artist’s Vorticist period between 1914 and 1916 and was first exhibited at Nevinson’s well-known 1916 solo show at the Leicester Galleries.

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