Oil on canvas
69 x 64 cms (27.12 x 25.15 ins)
c.1959 JHG1858 Signed 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, (cat.14), illustrated (un-numbered)
This oil study relates to Peter de Francia's most important early painting, The Bombing of Sakiet (1959), currently on show at Tate Modern.Sixty Eight 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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