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The Steps, Chelsea

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The Steps, Chelsea 1927

Not on display

Wood met Antonio Gandarillas, a Chilean diplomat, when he first travelled to Paris in 1921. They formed a close relationship with Gandarillas proving very influential on the young ‘Kit’ - introducing him to a variety of artists, musicians and writers of Parisian society and encouraging Wood to accompany him on diplomatic visits around the Mediterranean and North Africa. Gandarillas also built a studio for Wood on the top floor of his house on Cheyne Walk in Chelsea, London. Wood presumably made this work while he was in London during April 1927, for his first major exhibition, shared with Ben and Winifred Nicholson and the potter William Staite Murray at the Beaux Arts Gallery.


  • Acc. No. GMA 3523
  • Medium Oil on plywood
  • Size 32.80 x 40.70 cm (framed: 53.50 x 62.00 x 7.50 cm)
  • Credit Bequeathed by Miss Elizabeth Watt 1989