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Borchard wrote 'Why cannot we have paintings, also, like Goya’s? Why not the ‘cri de coeur’, also, in what is being painted? This I find in Anthony Whishaw...’ This reference to Goya is apt, Whishaw developing a lifelong love for Spain. He was joyfully overwhelmed first seeing Goya’s ‘Black Paintings’ years ago. As a teenager he reacted with fury to reproductions of Picasso’s work but went on to ‘develop an enormous rapport with Cubist work’.
oil on canvas
H 45.5 x W 36 cm
acquired by Ruth Borchard as part of the original collection