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Watercolour drawing - Stairway No.1
  • Stairway No.1
    Bomberg, David, born 1890 - died 1957
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Stairway No.1

  • Object:

    Watercolour drawing

  • Place of origin:

    England (painted)

  • Date:

    1919 (painted)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Bomberg, David, born 1890 - died 1957 (artist)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    brush, pen and indian ink

  • Museum number:


  • Gallery location:

    Prints & Drawings Study Room, level H, case PD, shelf 164, box D

David Bomberg (1890-1957) - best known as an abstract artist - was a follower of the Paris Cubists. Cubism is the term used to refer to the use of 'geometric schemas and cubes' in art. He was a founder member of the London Group, an exhibiting society created in 1913 in opposition to the more conservative Royal Academy of Arts. This watercolour by Bomberg is a fine example of his technique, especially his unusual use of perspective lines and colours.

Physical description

Man on a staircase

Place of Origin

England (painted)


1919 (painted)


Bomberg, David, born 1890 - died 1957 (artist)

Materials and Techniques

brush, pen and indian ink


Height: 26.7 cm, Width: 20 cm

Descriptive line

David Bomberg. Stairway No.1. Pen, brush and ink. British, 1919.

Bibliographic References (Citation, Note/Abstract, NAL no)

Victoria and Albert Museum, Department of Engraving, Illustration and Design and Department of Paintings, Accessions 1937, London: Board of Education, 1938.


Pen and ink; Brush and ink; Indian ink



Subjects depicted

Man; Staircase


Drawings; Paintings


Prints, Drawings & Paintings Collection

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