Richard Jack

Rehearsal with Nikisch

1912

Artist
Richard Jack 1866–1952
Medium
Oil paint on canvas
Dimensions
Support: 1524 x 2140 mm
frame: 1810 x 2420 x 130 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition
Presented by the Trustees of the Chantrey Bequest 1912
Reference
N02895

Not on display

Catalogue entry

N02895 REHEARSAL WITH NIKISCH 1912
 

Inscr. ‘R. Jack 1912’ b.l.

Canvas, 60×84 1/4 (152×214).
Chantrey Purchase from the artist 1912.
Exh: R.A., 1912 (400).
Lit: Robert Elkin, Queen's Hall 1893–1941, 1944, p. 24, repr.; Hubert Foss and Noel Goodwin, London Symphony: Portrait of an Orchestra, 1954, pp.25, 59 ff., repr. as frontispiece.
Repr: Thomas Russell, The Proms, 1949, facing p.57 (in colour).

The famous Austro-Hungarian conductor Arthur Nikisch (1855–1922) rehearsing the London Symphony Orchestra. The setting is the Queen's Hall, which was destroyed by a bomb in 1941.

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

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