Robert MacBrydePerforming Clown 1946

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Artist
Robert MacBryde (1913‑1966)
Title
Performing Clown
Date 1946
MediumOil paint on canvas
Dimensionssupport: 533 x 705 mm frame: 1063 x 857 x 60 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition Presented by the Trustees of the Chantrey Bequest 1967
Reference
T00907
Not on display

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Robert MacBryde 1913–1966

T00907 Performing Clown 1946

Inscr. ‘MacBryde’ b.l.
Canvas, 36 x 28 (91.4 x 71.1).
Chantrey Purchase from the Crane Kalman Gallery 1967.
Coll. Purchased by John McDonnell from Alex Reid & Lefevre, August 1946; bequeathed to John Lowe, 1964, by whom sold Sotheby’s, 14 December 1966 (357), bt. Crane Kalman Gallery.
Exh. Lefevre Gallery, 1946 ?; R.A.., 1967 (600).
Repr. J. T. Soby, Contemporary Painters, New York, 1948, p. 150.

In 1958 MacBryde completed for the Tate the Gallery’s standard form giving biographical details. One of the two paintings he listed under the heading ‘Chief Works’ was ‘The Clown’… (read more)

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