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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)

Title
The garden and tower of the sacristy, Cuenca Cathedral
Year
1934
Media category
Painting
Materials used
oil on canvas
Dimensions

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".
Credit
Purchased 2000
Accession number
210.2000
Copyright
© David Bomberg Estate
Location
Modern gallery
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)

Annandale Galleries, pre 29 Aug 2000, 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.

Bernard Jacobson Gallery, pre 29 Aug 2000, London/England

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

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