Books and Works on Paper | 30 March 2017

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132

Wainwright (Albert) - Portrait of Otto Jübermann,

Sold for £1000

Est: £800–1200

Wainwright (Albert)

Portrait of Otto Jübermann,

seated, face front, in red cap, striped shirt, khaki shorts, long socks and white shoes, watercolour over pencil, 370 x 255mm., signed with monogram lower right, sitter's name and date on verso, framed and glazed, 1928.

⁂ Albert Wainwright (1898-1943) was born in Castleford, near Wakefield, and studied at Leeds School of Art, where he was friends with fellow student, Henry Moore, until early adulthood, having shared the same inspirational school teacher, Alice Gostick. A prolific artist and illustrator, primarily in a post-Beardsley and Viennese secessionist manner that he made his own. He found early success with a one-man show in Leeds, at the age of 22, followed by a show at the Goupil Gallery in London. He travelled extensively to Germany, where he fell in love with a youth, Otto J├╝bermann, the son of the household in which he was lodging. J├╝bermann became his muse, featuring in many of his sketchbooks and finished paintings, the artist's homosexuality often finding subtle expression in his work. Wainwright died of meningitis at the age of 45.

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