T03698 Untitled 1948
Oil on canvas 21 × 28 1/4 (535 × 715)
Inscribed ‘Stephen Gilbert 1948’ on reverse
Purchased from the artist (Knapping Fund) 1983
Exh: Stephen Gilbert, Cobra Paintings 1940–1950, Court Gallery, Copenhagen, October 1971 (23, repr. in col.); Aftermath, France 1945–54, New Images of Man, Barbican Art Gallery, March–June 1982 (87, repr. p.105, in reverse)
Lit: Sarah Wilson, ‘Stephen Gilbert’, Aftermath, France 1945–54, New Images of Man, exhibition catalogue, Barbican Art Gallery, 1982, p.103
Stephen Gilbert was invited to join the Cobra group of artists in Paris, where he lived, in the year of this painting. He had been painting similar subjects for some years beforehand.
The Tate Gallery 1982-84: Illustrated Catalogue of Acquisitions, London 1986