James Havard Thomas

Irrigators, Southern Italy

c.1899–1906

Medium
Chalk and graphite on paper
Dimensions
Support: 549 x 813 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition
Purchased 1922
Reference
N03640

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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