Krsto Hegedusic A Fair at Koprivnica 1930

Artwork details

Artist
Krsto Hegedusic 1901–1975
Title
A Fair at Koprivnica
Date 1930
Medium Oil paint and tempera on canvas
Dimensions Support: 730 x 1041 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition Presented by Miss I.M. Garrido 1931
Reference
N04606
Not on display

Catalogue entry

Krsto Hegedusic 1901-1975

N04606 A Fair at Koprivnica 1930

Inscribed 'K. Hegedusic 1930.' b.l., 'K. HEGEDUSIC Zagreb | "Sajam u Koprivnici"' on back of canvas and 'K. Hegedusic' on stretcher
Oil and tempera on canvas, 28 3/4 x 41 (72 x 104)
Presented by Miss I.M. Garrido 1931
Prov: Miss I.M. Garrido, Swansea (purchased from the artist 1931)
Exh: Jugoslav Sculpture and Painting, Tate Gallery, April-May 1930 (86); Yugoslav Pictures and Sculpture, Leeds City Art Gallery, June-July 1930 (72); Bradford City Art Gallery, August-September 1930 (64); Glynn Vivian Art Gallery, Swansea, October-November 1930; Jugoslav Paintings and Sculpture, Belfast City Art Gallery, December 1930-February 1931 (35); Birmingham Museum and Art Gallery, March-April 1931 (35); Manchester City Art Gallery, May-June 1931 (84); Yugoslav Sculpture and Paintings, Whitechapel Art Gallery, London, July-August 1931 (24)
Repr: Ota Bihalji-Merin, The Art of Krsto Hegedusic (Zagreb 1959), p.4; Miroslav Krleza, Vladimir Malekovic and Darko Schneider, Krsto Hegedusic (Zagreb 1974), p. 53

By its theme and pictorial conception this picture belongs to the period of Hegedusic's activity as a member of the group 'The Earth', organised by himself in 1929, and banned by the police in 1935. This painting evokes the memory of his own childhood. (Letter from the artist, 6 November 1953).

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.358, reproduced p.358

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