Catalogue entry

T03338 LILIAN PAINTING DAVID PAINTING LILIAN 1929

Inscribed ‘Bomberg’ bottom right and ‘Lilian painting David (painting Lilian) by David Bomberg 1928’ on stretcher
Oil on canvas, 26 × 20 1/4 (66 × 51.4)
Presented by Mrs Lilian Bomberg 1982
Exh: David Bomberg, Paintings and Drawings, Herbert Art Gallery and Museum, Coventry, September 1960 (34, as ‘Portrait of Lilian 1929’); David Bomberg and Lilian Holt, Reading Museum and Art Gallery, June–July 1971 (43, as ‘Lilian painting David 1929’)

A portrait of the artist's second wife Lilian Holt, painted soon after they had moved to 10 Fordwych Road. The portrait that she was painting at the same time no longer exists.

Published in:
The Tate Gallery 1980-82: Illustrated Catalogue of Acquisitions, London 1984