Charles Murray Russian Soldiers 1941

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Artwork details

Artist
Charles Murray 1894–1954
Title
Russian Soldiers
Date 1941
Medium Gouache on paper
Dimensions Support: 318 x 527 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition Purchased 1942
Reference
N05370
Not on display

Catalogue entry

N05370 RUSSIAN SOLDIERS 1941

Inscr. ‘C. Murray’ b.r.
Gouache, 12 1/2×20 3/4 (31·5×53).
Purchased from the artist (Knapping Fund) 1942.
Exh: Leeds, May–June 1955 (13).
Lit: Ernest I. Musgrave, ‘Charles Murray 1894–1954’ in Studio, CXLIX, 1955, p.181, repr. p.182.
Repr: V. & A., Twentieth Century British Water-Colours, 1958, pl.40.

Painted in 1941 (letter from the artist's widow, 22 January 1958), a reminiscence of the artist's service with the White Army in Russia 1918–20. Other Russian scenes date from the 1930s.

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

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