N04834 COMMOTION IN THE CATTLE RING 1935
Inscr. ‘J. Bateman 1935’ b.r.
Canvas, 40×50 (102×127).
Chantrey Purchase from the artist 1936.
Exh: R.A., 1936 (191).
Repr: Royal Academy Illustrated, 1936, p.15; Apollo, XXIII, 1936, p.345; Studio, CXXXIV, 1947, p.124 (in colour).
Painted in the cattle ring at Banbury. The artist's widow wrote (9 September 1959): 'The original idea was just a sale-ring. But one day my husband saw a bull escape with its lead and the dealers scramble for safety.
Mary Chamot, Dennis Farr and Martin Butlin, The Modern British Paintings, Drawings and Sculpture, London 1964, I