T01921 OMBLA 1932
Inscribed ‘Julian Trevelyan’ 31' and ‘Ombla’ b.l.
Pencil on sheet from spiral bound sketchbook 10 5/8×13 11/16 (27×34.8)
Purchased from Alexander Postan Fine Art (Grant-in-Aid) 1974
Coll: The artist; Alexander Postan Fine Art
Exh: Nothing before Greaves or after Oxtoby, Alexander Postan Fine Art, June–July 1974 (25, repr.)
Lit: Julian Trevelyan Indigo Days, 1957, p.42–43
The following entry is based on a letter from the artist of 25 April 1975 and information provided by him in conversation on 2 May 1975.
‘Ombla’ was made in the artist's studio at 7 Villa Brune, Montparnasse, Paris, in 1932. The drawing was signed, and dated in error, 1931, in 1974.
Ombla is a small place, near Dubrovnik, which Trevelyan visited for the first time in 1932 on his second visit to Yugoslavia, when he was making a film of the vintage with Patrick Brunner and others. (Trevelyan op. cit p.42). The drawing was made on his return to Paris in a spiral bound sketchbook, the contents of which would date all from this year, including one known drawing ‘Metamorphose’…