Henry LambLamentation 1911

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Artist
Henry Lamb (1883‑1960)
Title
Lamentation
Date 1911
MediumOil paint on canvas
Dimensionssupport: 914 x 610 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition Purchased 1956
Reference
T00102
Not on display

Catalogue entry

T00102 LAMENTATION 1911
 
Inscr. ‘Lamb 1911’ t.l. and, on back, ‘Henry Lamb 1911’.
Canvas, 36×21 (91·5×61).
Presented by the Contemporary Art Society 1956.
Coll: Hugh Blaker; Leicester Galleries; C.A.S.
Exh: N.E.A.C., summer 1911 (209); Contemporary British Art, Whitechapel Art Gallery, October–December 1928 (Upper Gallery, 8); The Hugh Blaker Collection, Platt Hall, Rusholme, Manchester, May–June 1929 (86), and Brighton, September–October 1929 (78); New Year Exhibition, Leicester Galleries, January 1952 (61).

Painted soon after a long stay in Brittany 1910–11 where the artist had witnessed the death of a peasant woman, the mother of ten children; this work and the two versions of ‘Death of a Peasant’ (see N05630 above) were based on sketches made on the spot (letter from the artist, 24 August 1956). First exhibited as ‘Lamentation’, this work has also been known as ‘Mourners’… (read more)

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