W. H. Auden, 1937
Lithograph on sheet metal
8.5 x 5.75 inches
Very rare proof from an unknown edition
The Artist's Estate
Note: Maurice Feild and W. H. Auden were both colleagues and friends, during their time teaching at the Downs School, Colwall during the early 1930s. Feild, an associate of the Euston Road School, later went on to teach at the Slade School of Fine Art in 1954. This portrait was made in 1937, the same year W. H. Auden visited Spain and took in the horrors of the Spanish Civil War, which provided inspiration for his poem Spain (1937), written and published in the same year.