Edward Bawden

Gallabat: Guns Firing on Metemma

1940

Artist
Edward Bawden 1903–1989
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