Oil on canvas 41 x 30 cms (16.11 x 11.79 ins) 1959 JHG1826 Initialled and dated lower right
Exhibitions:Waddington Galleries, London, 1959'la Colonna' Gallery, Milan, 1959Peter de Francia, After the Bombing, James Hyman Gallery, 11 March - 15 April 2005.
Literature:Peter de Francia: After the Bombing,James Hyman Gallery, London, 2005, illustrated front cover.
This oil study relates to Peter de Francia's most important early painting, The Bombing of Sakiet (1959), currently on show at Tate Modern.68 Tunisian civilians were killed in a raid on the village of Sakiet Sidi Yousef in 1958. This act of French imperialist aggression was condemned around the world.
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