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ART/IDENTITY/MIGRATION: PROPERTY FROM BEN URI GALLERY AND MUSEUM

Mark Gertler
NUDE
Estimate
50,00080,000
LOT SOLD. 81,250 GBP
JUMP TO LOT
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ART/IDENTITY/MIGRATION: PROPERTY FROM BEN URI GALLERY AND MUSEUM

Mark Gertler
NUDE
Estimate
50,00080,000
LOT SOLD. 81,250 GBP
JUMP TO LOT

Details & Cataloguing

Modern & Post-War British Art

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London

Mark Gertler
1891-1939
NUDE

Provenance

Leicester Galleries, London from whom acquired by Ben Uri Gallery and Museum, 1951

Exhibited

London, Ben Uri Art Gallery, Opening Exhibition, 9th January - 15th February 1944, cat. no.29;
London, Ben Uri Art Gallery, Exhibition of Paintings and Drawings by Mark Gertler, 16th November - 17th December 1944, cat. no.21;
London, Ben Uri Art Gallery, Festival of Britain, Anglo-Jewish Exhibition 1851-1951, 9th July - 3rd August 1951, cat. no.28;
London, Ben Uri Art Gallery, Jankel Adler, Mark Gertler, Bernard Meninsky, 19th June - 28th July 1957;
London, Ben Uri Art Gallery, Exhibition of Selected Works from the Permanent Collection of the Ben Uri Art Gallery, 16th September - 23rd October 1980, cat. no.30; 
London, Ben Uri Art Gallery, Mark Gertler - the Early and the Late Years, 30th March - 27th May 1982, cat. no.60;
London, Philips, The Ben Uri Story: from Art Society to Museum: The Influence of Anglo-Jewish Artists on the Modern British Movement, 2001, p.81, cat. no.29, illustrated;
London, Ben Uri Art Gallery, Mark Gertler: A New Perspective, 30th September - 1st December 2002, cat. no.45 (as Nude/Sleeping Nude);
London, Osborne Samuel, Apocalypse: Unveiling a Lost Masterpiece by Marc Chagall plus 50 Selected Master Works from the Ben Uri Collection, 8th - 31st January 2010.

Literature

World of Art Illustrated, 17th May 1939, p.10, illustrated;
Walter Schwab and Julia Weiner (eds), Jewish Artists: The Ben Uri Collection: Paintings, Drawings, Prints and Sculpture, Ben Uri Gallery and Museum, London, 1994, cat. no.109, illustrated plate IV;
The Public Catalogue Foundation, Oil Paintings in Public Ownership: Camden, The Public Catalogue Foundation, London, 2013, Vol. 11, p.15, illustrated.

Catalogue Note

‘I feel now more than ever, that there is only one kind of life worthwhile, and that is the life devoted without compromise to some good work or cause, and to me this is represented by painting.’ (Mark Gertler to Valentine Dobree, 12th February 1925 quoted in Sarah MacDougall, Mark Gertler, John Murray, London, 2002, p.233)

The present work will be included in Sarah MacDougall's forthcoming catalogue raisonné of the work of Mark Gertler, to be published by Yale University Press.

Modern & Post-War British Art

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London