James Bateman

Cattle Market

1937

Medium
Oil paint on canvas
Dimensions
Support: 914 x 1118 mm
frame: 1148 x 1345 x 115 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition
Presented by the Trustees of the Chantrey Bequest 1938
Reference
N04958

Catalogue entry

N04958 CATTLE MARKET 1937
 
Inscr. ‘J. Bateman 1937’ b.r.
Canvas, 36×44 (91·5×112).
Chantrey Purchase from the artist 1938.
Exh: R.A., 1938 (23).
Repr: Royal Academy Illustrated, 1938, p.21 (as 50×40 in.); Studio, CXXXIV, 1947, p.121 (in colour).

The scene is at Lewes, Sussex, with Lewes Castle in the background. The artist's widow wrote (9 September 1959): ‘Apart from the painting of the magnificent bull it is essentially a studio picture - composed. However, even for a composition the most careful studies and drawings from Nature were always made.’

Published in:
Mary Chamot, Dennis Farr and Martin Butlin, The Modern British Paintings, Drawings and Sculpture, London 1964, I