Bird Woman, Duennas by Edward Burra

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.


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'.

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Bolton Museum, Aquarium & Archive Le Mans Crescent, BOLTON Lancashire BL1 1SE 01204 332 211

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