Philip Connard A New Arrival at the Zoo exhibited 1933

Artwork details

Artist
Philip Connard 1875–1958
Title
A New Arrival at the Zoo
Date Exhibited 1933
Medium Tempera and print on paper
Dimensions Support: 1270 x 1016 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition Presented by the Trustees of the Chantrey Bequest 1933
Reference
N04699
Not on display

Catalogue entry

N04699 A NEW ARRIVAL AT THE ZOO c. 1933
 
Inscr. ‘Philip Connard’ b.l.
Tempera on canvas, 50×40 (127×101·5).
Chantrey Purchase from the artist 1933.
Exh: R.A., 1933 (51).
Repr: Royal Academy Illustrated, 1933, p.50.

Painted from studies of birds made at the London Zoo. The influence of Far Eastern painting is obvious in this composition. The beginnings of a portrait, turned three-quarters left, are marked out on the back of the canvas.

Published in:
Mary Chamot, Dennis Farr and Martin Butlin, The Modern British Paintings, Drawings and Sculpture, London 1964, I

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