Edward Bawden Gallabat: Guns Firing on Metemma 1940

Artwork details

Artist
Edward Bawden 1903–1989
Title
Gallabat: Guns Firing on Metemma
Date 1940
Medium Watercolour on paper
Dimensions Support: 394 x 514 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition Presented by the War Artists Advisory Committee 1946
Reference
N05679
Not on display

Catalogue entry

N05679 GALLABAT, GUNS FIRING ON METEMMA 1940
 
Inscr. ‘Edward Bawden’ b.r.
Watercolour, 15 1/2×20 1/4 (39×51).
Presented by the War Artists' Advisory Committee 1946.
Exh: National War Pictures, National Gallery, 1945, and R.A., October–November 1945 (381).
Repr: William Coldstream, War Pictures by British Artists: Second Series: Soldiers, 1943, pl.46; Eric Newton, War through Artists' Eyes, 1945, p.14 (in colour); Richards, 1946, pl.19 (in colour).

Nos.5679–83 were painted while the artist was attached to Wingate's mission against the Italians in Abyssinia. Gallabat is on the Sudan-Abyssinia border.

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

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