Racehorses by David Bomberg

This drawing from Bomberg's Vorticist period is stylistically linked to the Futurist movement in mainland Europe, which reduced imagery in a work to geometric shapes and transformed organic life into machine-like forms.

Details

Medium:
Black chalk & wash on paper
Dimensions:
42 x 67 cm
Art Fund grant:
£42,680 ( Total: £120,680)
Acquired in:
2004
Vendor:
Sotheby's

This probably depicts the moment before a race begins with the horses and jockeys reduced to tubular forms.

Provenance

Austen St B Harrison; Warden and Fellows of Nuffield College, Oxford by 1974; Sotheby's, 1990; private collection; Sotheby's, 2004.

Venue details

Ben Uri: Art. Identity. Migration 108A Boundary Road, London London NW8 0RH 020 7604 3991 www.benuri.org.uk

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