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

David Bomberg

(England 05 Dec 1890 – 19 Aug 1957)

The garden and tower of the sacristy, Cuenca Cathedral

Location
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.

Year
1934
Media
Painting
Medium
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
Provenance
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.