Posted on September 12, 2019 at 12:00 PM by Sadye Scott-Hainchek
Author D.H. Lawrence and the word “obscenity” go hand in hand — which we don’t say as a value judgment, but rather as recognition of his most famous work, Lady Chatterley’s Lover.
(Though, as we pointed out in our birthday roundup, Lawrence actually wrote two novels accused of being obscene — The Rainbow is the other one.)
So it really wasn’t much of a surprise to see Literary Hub’s post about the time Lawrence ran into trouble because of his art.
Not his literary art this time, though: his paintings.
Read about how Scotland Yard confiscated thirteen paintings done by yesterday’s literary birthday boy, back in 1929 (not long after Lady Chatterley’s Lover was published and banned), in Lit Hub.
Fair warning, if you're on a work or public computer, that the link does include images of nudes.