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An image of The garden and tower of the sacristy, Cuenca Cathedral by David Bomberg

David Bomberg

(England 05 Dec 1890 – 19 Aug 1957)

The garden and tower of the sacristy, Cuenca Cathedral
Media category
Materials used
oil on canvas

76.7 x 59.2 cm stretcher; 93.5 x 75.5 x 6.5 cm frame

Signature & date
Signed and dated l.l., brown oil "Bomberg 34".
Purchased 2000
Accession number
© David Bomberg Estate
Not on display
Further information

David Bomberg was a precursor of the Vorticist movement in England and produced some of the most radical cubo-futurist works to come from Britain just before World War I. After serving in the First World War he abandoned his more radical experiments and looked instead back to the influence of Walter Sickert. Over the next decades he evolved a vigorous expressive style which was to influence younger artists including Auerbach and Kossoff. This is one of a series of late landscapes painted in Spain.

Provenance (3)

Charles Wilson, London/England, sold Christie's London, 10 November 1989, 'Modern British Art' lot no. 253, 'The property of a gentleman'.

Bernard Jacobson Gallery, London/England

Annandale Galleries, Sydney/New South Wales/Australia, Purchased by the AGNSW from Annandale Galleries 2000. Purchased from the exhibition 'Bomberg, Lanyon, Hitchens' 19 July - 12 August 2000.

Bibliography (1)

Gill Polonsky, David Bomberg: Modern British Master Series Vol.II, London, 1990, 11 (illus.).

Exhibition history (3)

David Bomberg, Bernard Jacobson Gallery, London, Nov 1999–Nov 1999

David Bomberg & Peter Lanyon, Bernard Jacobson Gallery, London, May 2000–May 2000

Bomberg, Lanyon, Hitchens, Annandale Galleries, Annandale, 19 Jul 2000–12 Aug 2000