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Robert Bevan (1865-1925)

A Sale at Tattersalls

Bevan came from a wealthy family and grew up in the countryside where he developed a passion for hunting. He was allowed to give up the family banking business to study art in London and Paris and also spent time at Pont-Aven where he met Gauguin and Renoir. After exhibiting in the 1908 Allied Artists' Association exhibition Bevan was invited to join the Fitzroy Street Group and became a founder member of the Camden Town Group in 1911.

Sickert encouraged Bevan to paint everyday life around his home at Swiss Cottage, near Camden. Bevan had a lifelong love of horses and he focused on this interest in paintings of working horses. This depiction of a race horse sale at Tattersalls, Newmarket is built up of strokes of bright colour, the figures simple and clearly outlined.

Medium oil on canvas
Date 1911
Dimensions 508mm x 610mm
Acquisition Number SOTAG : 1974/11
Credit Line Purchased in 1952 through the Chipperfield Bequest Fund

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