David Bomberg drawings bought at auction to go on display

  • 8 December 2010

Three works by David Bomberg are on display this week at the Ben Uri Gallery, The London Jewish Museum of Art.

 
Three captivating drawings by David Bomberg are on display this week at the Ben Uri Gallery, The London Jewish Museum of Art. The works were bought at auction with our help earlier this year.


The drawings are entitled The Family, Ghetto Theatre; Ghetto Theatre and Sappers under Hill 60.
Ghetto Theatre and The Family, Ghetto theatre (both 1919) are powerful, figurative works depicting a joyless East End Jewish theatre audience.


Sappers under Hill 60 (1919) is a vivid wartime drawing depicting British sappers building tunnels and trenches. These constructions eventually resulted in a successful mine attack on a German observation post in March 1916.


The newly acquired drawings are on display at the Ben Uri Gallery from 8 December along with George Grosz’s Interrogation which the gallery acquired with our assistance over the summer.