Thomas Lowinsky

The Breeze at Morn

1930

On display at Tate Britain

Artist
Thomas Lowinsky 1892–1947
Medium
Tempera on canvas
Dimensions
Support: 438 x 914 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition
Presented by the Contemporary Art Society 1942
Reference
N05322

Display caption

This painting was originally part of a larger work entitled The Gutter. It formed the right side of the canvas, which was divided after the Second World War, having been exhibited in the USA and damaged. Roberts explained that he had made the unusually large picture after hearing that artists were being commissioned to produce work for a new Cunard or P&O ocean liner, and hoping to be considered for the project. The subject is characteristic of Roberts’s depictions of city life, especially working-class protagonists.

Gallery label, November 2016

Catalogue entry

N05322 THE BREEZE AT MORN 1930
 
Inscr. ‘TEL [in monogram] 1930’ t.l.
Tempera on canvas, 17 1/4×36 (44×91·5).
Presented by the Contemporary Art Society 1942.
Coll: Purchased by the C.A.S. 1940.
Exh: International Exhibition, Carnegie Institute, Pittsburgh, 1934 (132), and San Francisco, 1935 (120); Wildenstein, January–February 1949 (23).


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

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