The garden and tower of the sacristy, Cuenca Cathedral
05 Dec 1890 - 19 Aug 1957
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.
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".
Not on display
© David Bomberg Estate
Shown in 3 exhibitions
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.
Referenced in 1 publication
Gill Polonsky, David Bomberg: Modern British Master Series Vol.II, London, 1990, 11 (illus.).