David Bomberg

The Baby Diana

1937

Artist
David Bomberg 1890–1957
Medium
Oil paint on canvas
Dimensions
Support: 502 x 403 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition
Presented by Lillian Bomberg, the artist's widow 1982
Reference
T03353

Not on display

Catalogue entry

T03353 THE BABY DIANA 1937

Not inscribed
Oil on canvas, 19 1/2 × 15 7/8 (50.2 × 40.4)
Presented by Mrs D. Davies-Rees 1982
Repr: William Lipke, David Bomberg, 1967, pl.IX in colour

Diana was the daughter of David Bomberg by his second wife Lilian, and was born in Ronda, Spain, in May 1935. This portrait study was painted directly, without preliminary drawing, in London. Another, smaller horizontal portrait of Diana (11 1/4 × 15in.) painted at the same time is in a private collection, and is signed and dated 1937. Later portraits of her are in the collection of Mrs D. Davies-Rees (1942) and the Arts Council (1943).

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

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