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.

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.


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