Study for Palestine Restoration Fund Poster, 1923
Watercolour and pencil
15.5 x 10.25 inches
Atelier sttamped verso
The Artist's Family; by descent
Note: Stephanie Rachum comments, 'There are a number of designs titled Palestine Restoration Fund Poster. It is unclear exactly when in 1923 Bomberg did these. The angular figures are similar to the work he was doing before he left England still showing a Vorticist interpretation of cubism. Perhaps he executed them before setting out, as a means of showing the Zionist Organization the kind of work he could do, as they appear to be based more on what Bomberg heard about Palestine rather than what he actually saw there. The subjects of fruit pickers and the six pointed Star of David are foreign to his Palestine works and the posters themselves are not listed among the works which he shipped back to England from Jerusalem'
Bomberg, Pallant House Gallery, Chichester, 2017
Bomberg: Art Identity Migration, Sarah MacDougall; Rachel Dickson, Pallant House Gallery, 2017, illustrated (no. 62).