Edward Le Bas
Saloon Bar 1940

Artwork details

Edward Le Bas 1904–1966
Saloon Bar
Date 1940
Medium Oil paint on canvas
Dimensions Support: 883 x 1099 mm
Acquisition Presented by the Trustees of the Chantrey Bequest 1940
On display at Tate Britain

Catalogue entry

N05334 SALOON BAR 1940
Inscr. ‘E le Bas’ b.r. and on stretcher ‘E le Bas 53 Bedford Square. W.C.1. “Saloon Bar” No. 1’.
Canvas, 34 3/4×43 1/4 (88×110).
Chantrey Purchase from the artist 1940.
Exh: R.A., 1940 (117).
Repr: Royal Academy Illustrated, 1940, p.107.

Painted in 1940 in the artist's studio in Bedford Square from studies made in a Knightsbridge pub during the first months of the 1939–45 war (letter from the artist, 27 December 1955).

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

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