Estimate: $1,000 - $2,000
Frank Brangwyn (UK 1867-1956) Study for Empress of Britain mural, oil and glazes on four gilded fibreboard panels. Verso: manuscript label: [Study for Empress of Britain / by Frank Brangwyn / lent by Count de Belleroche / insure £200] printed and manuscript label [William de Belleroche Collection / ‘Study for Empress of Britain’]. Each panel 610 x 610mm. Verso one panel painted with portrait of a young woman. Note: The bohemian artist and collector Count William de Belleroche (1913-69) met Brangwyn in 1934; he authored several books on Brangwyn. The RMS Empress of Britain was a luxury ocean liner launched in 1930, Brangwyn painted murals for the Salle Jacques Cartier (First Class dining room).