Jessica DismorrAbstract Composition c.1915

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Artist
Jessica Dismorr (1885‑1939)
Title
Abstract Composition
Date c.1915
MediumOil paint on wood
Dimensionssupport: 413 x 508 mm frame: 490 x 585 x 39 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition Purchased 1968
Reference
T01084
On display at Tate Britain
Room: 1915

Catalogue entry

Jessie Dismorr 1885–1939
T01084 ABSTRACT COMPOSITION c. 1915
Not inscribed.
Oil on composition board, 16 1/4×20 (41·5×50·5).
Purchased from Mr George Milman (Gytha Trust) 1968
Coll: Bequeathed by the artist to R H M Ody; purchased by George Milman 1965.
Exh: Wyndham Lewis and Vorticism, Tate Gallery, July–August 1956 (160); Mayor Gallery, April–May 1965 (2).

The entry in the catalogue of the Vorticist exhibition of 1956 suggests that the date of this work might be c. 1915 on the grounds of its resemblance to the artist's woodcuts in Blast No. 2 of that year (pp. 27 & 29). Certainly it is completely unlike the illustrations of 1911–12 in Rhythm in 1911 & 12, and those of 1920 (Group X) and afterwards… (read more)

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