Harold Gilman

Leeds Market

c.1913

Not on display

Artist
Harold Gilman 1876–1919
Medium
Oil paint on canvas
Dimensions
Support: 508 × 610 mm
frame: 690 × 790 × 75 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition
Presented by the Very Rev. E. Milner-White 1927
Reference
N04273

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Gilman was a member of the Camden Town group of artists who painted images of urban life. This work was painted from a detailed drawing made on the spot during a visit to Leeds.The vibrant, working-class life of the market provided subject matter for several Camden Town painters. They were influenced by the Impressionists and their followers such as Van Gogh and Gauguin. This can be seen here in the strong colours and use of small, regular brushmarks. These give the painting a tight structure which is complemented by the pattern of iron struts of the market’s roof.

Gallery label, July 2007

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