Ian Fairweather Bathing Scene, Bali c.1933–4

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Artwork details

Artist
Ian Fairweather 1891–1974
Title
Bathing Scene, Bali
Date c.1933–4
Medium Tempera on paper
Dimensions Support: 889 x 1321 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition Presented by the Contemporary Art Society 1935
Reference
N04801
Not on display

Catalogue entry

Ian Fairweather 1891-1974

N04801 Bathing Scene, Bali 1933

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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.

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.213, reproduced p.213

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