N04801 Bathing Scene, Bali 1933
Tempera on paper mounted on millboard, 35 x 52 (89 x 135), about 2.5cm of the painted surface turned over all round
Presented by the Contemporary Art Society 1935
Prov: CAS (purchased from the artist 1934)
Exh: Spring Exhibition, Cartwright Memorial Hall, Bradford, March-June 1935 (269) as 'Bathing Scene: Bali'
Lit: Nourma Abbott-Smith, Ian Fairweather: Profile of a Painter (Brisbane 1978), pp.51, 66
Repr: CAS Report 1934-5 (London 1935), p.9
Ian Fairweather left Shanghai in late 1932 or early 1933, and stopped off in Bali for six months on his way to Australia. This picture and a painting 'Procession in Bali' (52 x 143cm), bought by the Leicester Museums and Art Gallery in 1936, seem to be his largest and most important early surviving works…