Barnett Freedman

Music

1951

Artist
Barnett Freedman 1901–1958
Medium
Oil paint on canvas
Dimensions
Support: 762 x 1016 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition
Presented by J. Lyons and Co. 1953
Reference
N06137

Not on display

Catalogue entry

N06137 MUSIC 1951
 
Inscr. ‘Barnett Freedman 1951’ b.r., and on the stretcher, ‘Barnett Freedman, 59 Cornwall Gardens London S.W.7. Music’.
Canvas, 30×40 (76×102).
Presented by J. Lyons & Co. 1953.
Exh: Arts Council, October–November 1958, and tour (32).

The artist had been commissioned to make a lithograph of this subject for J. Lyons & Co., which was used to decorate their tea-shops. He wrote (14 February 1953) that this still life ‘was painted after I produced the lithograph’. It follows the latter closely in composition.

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

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