James Bateman

Commotion in the Cattle Ring

1935

Medium
Oil paint on canvas
Dimensions
Support: 1016 x 1270 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition
Presented by the Trustees of the Chantrey Bequest 1936
Reference
N04834

Catalogue entry

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.

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

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