Penrose, Sir Roland (1900-1984): Man and a Woman, signed and dated 1949, chalk on linen board, 34 x 35.8 cms. Purchased in 2003 with grant-aid from Resource: V & A National Purchase Fund and the National Art Collections Fund. © Roland Penrose Estate. All rights reserved.
This drawing is a self portrait with Lee Miller, who is pregnant with Antony Penrose. Roland Penrose is generally credited with introducing Surrealism to Britain. In 1937 he invited his Surrealist friends for a holiday at Lambe Creek, on the Fal river.