Catalogue entry

David Bomberg 1890–1957

T00914 Study for ‘In the Hold’ (No. T00913) c.1913

Inscribed ‘Bomberg’ b. r.
Black chalk on paper, 21 ¿ x 26 (55.5 x 66).
Presented by the Friends of the Tate Gallery 1967.
Coll: Purchased by the Friends from the artist’s widow through Marlborough Fine Art Ltd. 1967.
Exh: Marlborough Fine Art, March 1967 (64, withdrawn during the exhibition and shown in the Arts Council Retrospective Exhibition, Tate Gallery, March–April 1967, and tour, not numbered).
Lit: Ronald Alley, ‘David Bomberg’s “In the Hold”, 1913–14’, in Burlington Magazine, CX, 1968, p. 216, repr. p. 217, pi. 74.

This drawing is both squared up and has a diagonal grid; both grids are repeated complete in the finished painting, T00913.

Published in The Tate Gallery Report 1967–1968, London 1968.