This complex work contains several of the images which feature in Burra's output in the early 1930s - marbled pediments, many-windowed buildings, large and small figures juxtaposed, emblematic devices and a fragmented pictorial space.
Bird Woman, Duennas by Edward Burra, 1932
© Estate of the artist c/o Lefevre, London
- Pencil, ink, watercolour & gouache
- 56 x 76 cm
- Art Fund grant:
- £3,375 ( Total: £13,500)
- Acquired in:
- Anthony d'Offay Gallery
Burra wrote to Barbara Ker-Seymer from the Palace Hotel, Lyons that he was, 'just crazy over bird folk now & in Lyon right this moment am studying bird folk from my window in the palace'.