More pictures

Since the well-informed readers of this blog were so helpful in identifying the ‘Wounded Soldiers’ painting, Rod Beecham asks if anyone can help with some more images, which may be more difficult.

In his book he wants to reproduce this image of J.M. Keynes by Roger Fry:


He has permission to use the image from Bridgeman Images, but no one can tell him when it was painted (1918?), the medium used, or its dimensions. Any ideas how we can find out?

Also, he would like to use this painting of Philip Gibbs:


It was probably painted around 1943, by Joyce Rowland (although the signature says ‘J.Cowdery’). This ambiguity is solved by this website, a history of the Rowland family which shows that Joyce Rowland married Mr Cowdery (and also that she was related to Gibbs). Rod has tried to contact the site to find who owns rights to the painting, and further details – but so far, no answer. Once again – any ideas?

Failing permission to use the painting, Rod would like to use this photo of Gibbs:


Has anyone any idea who took the photo, or who owns the rights?


  1. David Griffith
    Posted February 9, 2018 at 6:48 pm | Permalink

    Fry’s portrait of JMK is from 1917. His war portraits are oil on board or canvas, e.g. of Edith Sitwell, Andre Gide. Try Elizabeth Richardson’s ‘Bloomsbury Iconography’ (1989) for more info.

  2. Posted April 17, 2018 at 7:26 pm | Permalink

    Re. Fry and Keynes: perhaps write to the Archivist at King’s College, Cambridge, as a lot of Keynes and related material is held there.

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