David Bomberg

Raie, the Artist’s Sister

c.1910

Artist
David Bomberg 1890–1957
Medium
Chalk on paper
Dimensions
Support: 610 x 476 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition
Presented in memory of the artist by Mr and Mrs J. Newmark through the Contemporary Art Society 1981
Reference
T03260

Not on display

Catalogue entry

T03260 RAIE, THE ARTIST'S SISTER c.1910

 

Not inscribed
Chalk on paper, 24 × 18 3/4 (61 × 47.8)
Presented in memory of David Bomberg by Mr and Mrs J. Newmark through the CAS 1981
Prov: Mrs Lilian Bomberg

The artist's younger sister Raie was born in 1897 and died in about 1921. It is not possible to date this drawing precisely, although it is clearly later than the self-portrait dated 1909 (William Lipke, David Bomberg, 1967, pl.2). Mrs J. Newmark, a younger sister of the subject, is certain that it was drawn while Bomberg was still living in the family home in St Mark's Street, Whitechapel, which he left in late 1912 or early 1913.

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

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