19 November 2004
David Bomberg (1890-1957)
inscribed 'TITLE: "Flowers" 1943 by David Bomberg/authenticated by Lilian Bomberg' (on the canvas overlap)
oil on canvas
24 x 20 in. (61 x 50.8 cm.)
Painted in 1943.
with Marlborough Fine Art, London.
with Crane Kalman Gallery, London.
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In an attempt to lift Bomberg's gloom during the war years, Lilian Bomberg would bring fresh flowers into their home. These gradually inspired Bomberg to produce still life paintings, and a series of these works was produced throughout the 1940s.
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