Catalogue entry

Antoni Clavé born 1913

T00302 Enfant à la Pastèque (Child with a Water-Melon) c.1947-8

Inscribed 'clavé' b.r. and 'Enfant a la pastèque | CLAVE | 125 Bd Montparnasse | PARIS.' on back of canvas
Oil on canvas, 21 5/8 x 18 (55 x 46)
Presented by Mr and Mrs Alexander Margulies 1959
Prov: Mr and Mrs Alexander Margulies, London (purchased from the artist 1948)

The artist wrote that this picture was not a portrait of any particular child, and that it was painted in 1947 and exhibited in 1948 at the Anglo French Art Centre in London (letter of 4 April 1960). However it appears in the donor's records as a work of 1948, and the catalogue of the Clavé exhibition at the Anglo French Art Centre, which took place in October 1947, does not list a picture of this subject.

Published in:
Ronald Alley, Catalogue of the Tate Gallery's Collection of Modern Art other than Works by British Artists, Tate Gallery and Sotheby Parke-Bernet, London 1981, p.127, reproduced p.127