Ambrose McEvoy The Searchlight Tattoo, Wembley 1925

Artwork details

Artist
Ambrose McEvoy 1878–1927
Title
The Searchlight Tattoo, Wembley
Date 1925
Medium Oil paint on canvas
Dimensions Support: 762 x 1270 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition Presented by the Department of Overseas Trade 1927
Reference
N04230
Not on display

Catalogue entry

N04230 THE SEARCHLIGHT TATTOO, WEMBLEY 1925

Not inscribed.
Canvas, 30×50 (76·5×127).
Presented by the Department of Overseas Trade 1927.
Exh: R.A., 1926 (134), as ‘The Tattoo’; R.A., Late Members, winter 1928 (510), as painted in 1925.

The tattoo was held during the Empire Exhibition at Wembley 1924–5.

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

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