4 June 2004
David Bomberg (1890-1957)
Studies for 'London Group'; recto and verso
signed 'David/Bomberg' (lower right; recto), and inscribed 'A LONDON GROUP' (lower left; verso)
charcoal and brown chalk
13 x 27 in. (33 x 68.6 cm.)
Executed in 1920.
with Marlborough Fine Art, London.
Anonymous sale; Sotheby's, London, 30 June 1993, lot 26, where purchased by the present owner.
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Offered to benefit a new scholarship initiative from Bennington College, this work distils the unique form of abstraction for which the artist would become famous
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