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Destiny

The Mendicant

1937
Artist Edward Burra (English, 1905–1976)


Catalogue Raisonné

Causey 131

Dimensions

Height: 146.1 cm (57.5 in.); width: 105.4 cm (41.5 in.); framed

Accession Number

2001.705

Medium or Technique

Watercolor and graphite pencil on six sheets of paper

Not On View

Collections

Europe, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Watercolors

Markings

Various stamps and stickers on verso of frame: red stamp: E. J. Burra; 9271 in black marker; sticker of Marlborough- Gerson, NY, "Mendicant (Boston"; sticker of MFA, Boston, T 234-1-1984; sticker of Arts Council of Great Britain, 1985, no. 90, "Destiny," owner Reid and Lefevre"; sticker of Lefevre Gallery, London; sticker of Centro Cultural / Arte Contemporaneo, Mexico City, Mexico

Provenance

Lefevre Gallery (Alix Reid and Lefevre Ltd.), London; purchased by Dr. and Mrs. Colin Bowness 25 July, 1986; fractional gift of MFA, 2001, 2003, 2005, 2008.

Credit Line

Partial gift of Colin and Una Bowness