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Oil Painting - Bab-Es-Siq, Petra

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Basic Information

Accession Number:1928P555
Collection:Fine Art Paintings and Sculpture
Date:1924 - 1924

Maker Information

Artist:David Bomberg - View biography for David Bomberg


This is one of many studies Bomberg made of the great sandsctone gorge and rock cut temples at Petra during a three year stay in Palestine. The Siq, or shaft, is a split in the rocks eroded by the waters of the Wadi Musa. Bomberg conveys the atmosphere of stillnes and simmering heat in a range of pinks and deep blue shadows.

Alfred Leadbeater Bequest Fund, 1928.

Further Information

Production Period:20th century
Medium:Oil on canvas.

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Height:512 mm
Width:610 mm