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DAVID HERBERT RICHARDS LAWRENCE
United Kingdom, 1885-1930

"Accident in a Mine". Signed lower right "DHL". Titled and signed in pen "DHL" verso. Remnants of Warren Gallery label also on reverse. Typed letter affixed to reverse "On the principle set forth above, I protest against the destruction of D.H. Lawrence's pictures." is signed "James Joyce".
D.H. Lawrence, the son of a miner, was a novelist, poet, playwright, essayist, literary critic, and, later in life, a painter. His works were briefly on display at the Warren Gallery in London's Mayfair, though they were deemed extremely controversial. Police seized 13 of the 25 paintings after a gallery visitor filed a complaint. The works were returned to the artist, on the condition he never show them again in England. Many of his literary contemporaries, including James Joyce, defended Lawrence's works, hence the note from James Joyce seen here.

Provenance: Private Collection, Providence, Rhode Island
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Oil on canvas board, 16" x 13". Framed 21" x 18".

United Kingdom, 1885-1930
"Accident in a Mine". Signed lower right "DHL". Titled and signed in pen "DHL" verso. Remnants of Warren Gallery label also on reverse. Typed letter affixed to reverse "On the principle set forth above, I protest against the destruction of D.H. Lawrence's pictures." is signed "James Joyce".
D.H. Lawrence, the son of a miner, was a novelist, poet, playwright, essayist, literary critic, and, later in life, a painter. His works were briefly on display at the Warren Gallery in London's Mayfair, though they were deemed extremely controversial. Police seized 13 of the 25 paintings after a gallery visitor filed a complaint. The works were returned to the artist, on the condition he never show them again in England. Many of his literary contemporaries, including James Joyce, defended Lawrence's works, hence the note from James Joyce seen here.

Provenance: Private Collection, Providence, Rhode Island
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Oil on canvas board, 16" x 13". Framed 21" x 18".

  • Condition: Slight scuffing lower left, but otherwise good condition. Note affixed with old scotch tape, and glass-backed. Evidence of previous framing, with old nail holes about the edge from reverse.


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