Feliks Topolski Goodwood, 25-28 July 1939 1939

Artwork details

Artist
Feliks Topolski 1907–1989
Title
Goodwood, 25-28 July 1939
Date 1939
Medium Ink, watercolour and pastel on paper
Dimensions Support: 419 x 533 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition Purchased 1940
Reference
N05136
Not on display

Catalogue entry

N05136 GOODWOOD, 25–28 JULY 1939 1939

Inscr. ‘Lord Wykham’ t.l., ‘Cavalry’ t.r., ‘Goodwood 25–28 July’ b.c., and ‘F.T.’ b.r.
Pen, wash and pastel, 16 1/2×21 (42×53·5).

Purchased from the artist (Knapping Fund) 1940.

The Goodwood Races take place from Tuesday to Friday at the end of July; the dates 25–8 July inscribed on the drawing are correct for 1939, a date confirmed by the artist (letter of 19 January 1957). The scene presumably represents Lord Wykham's private tent, with his Lordship seated behind the table and surrounded by friends and relatives.

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

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