James Havard Thomas

Irrigators, Southern Italy

c.1899–1906

Artist
James Havard Thomas 1854–1921
Medium
Chalk and graphite on paper
Dimensions
Support: 549 x 813 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition
Purchased 1922
Reference
N03640

Not on display

Catalogue entry

N03640 IRRIGATORS, SOUTHERN ITALY c. 1899–1906

Inscr. ‘Rebecca’ (?) b.r. and indecipherably b.c.
Red chalk and pencil, 21 5/8×30 3/4 (55×78), enlarged by a strip 1 to 1 1/4 (2·5 to 3) wide on right.
Purchased from the Leicester Galleries (Duveen Drawings Fund) 1922.
Exh: Carfax & Co., November 1909 (43), as ‘The Irrigators’; Society of Twelve, 1915 (23, repr.), as ‘Irrigators, Southern Italy’; Leicester Galleries, April–May 1922 (67).

Probably a preparatory drawing for a bas-relief although this does not appear ever to have been carried out.

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

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