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Title

Breakfast piece

1936


Artist

Herbert Badham

Australia

24 Jul 1899 - 1961


About

Studying under Julian Ashton, George W Lambert and Henry Gibbons at Ashton’s Sydney Art School, Herbert Badham received a traditional art training based on the primacy of draughtsmanship, to which he added a personal interest in perspective and design. Exemplifying this particular interest, 'Breakfast piece' is an arrangement of objects amongst which the artist has situated his wife. The painting’s tranquil morning mood, however, is counterpointed as the routine breakfast ‘props’ are juxtaposed with the newspaper headline announcing Mussolini’s invasion of Abyssinia.

Badham was one of a number of figurative painters in Sydney between the wars whose work typified an aspect of Sydney modernism that addressed contemporary subjects through predominantly English realist traditions.


Details


Other Title

Breakfast


Date

1936


Media category

Painting


Materials used

oil on hardboard


Dimensions

59.0 x 71.0 cm board; 71.0 x 83.3 x 4.5 cm frame


Signature & date

Signed and dated l.l. corner, red oil "H BADHAM ''36 ["HB" monogram]".


Credit

Purchased 1936


Location

Not on display


Accession number

6381


Artist information

Herbert Badham

Works in the collection

2


Shown in 8 exhibitions

Exhibition history