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Sam Nagley

© estate of John David Roberts. By courtesy of the William Roberts Society. Photo credit: Ben Uri Gallery & Museum

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Kramer’s bold, modern portrait of Sam Nagley highlights the sitter’s head against a plain black background giving the work a condensed, graphic quality. The angular modelling of Nagley’s face shows the influence of the radical Vorticist movement with which Kramer was associated in 1915. Sam Nagley was a doctor and musician in Kramer’s home town of Leeds, where the artist returned after his father’s death in 1916.

Ben Uri Gallery & Museum


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    oil on canvas

  • Measurements

    75 x 62 cm

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  • Acquisition method

    gift from Ben Nagley, 1949


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