Ben Uri collection

Imaginary Dock Scene

Artist information

Name Naphtali Kornbluth (1914-1997)

Other name Nathaniel

Born London, England

Died London, England

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Later known as the more English-sounding Nathaniel, Napthali Kornbluth was born in London’s East End to orthodox Polish-Jewish emigre parents who disapproved of him practising art. He therefore worked in the wholesale menswear ‘rag’ trade during the day, while studying art at evening classes variously at Hackney Technical School (1933), Central School of Arts and Crafts (1934-7), where he concentrated on etching, and at the Cass School of Art in the 1970s. He exhibited at the East End Academy from the 1930s and at the Whitechapel Gallery. Much of his subjectmatter is inspired by his own East End neighbourhood, often featuring the hidden canals and industrial riversides of east London.

Object Details

Date 1938

Object type print

Medium etching on paper

Materials and techniques etching (technique) paper (support)

Unframed 15 x 22 cm

Framed 26.3 x 31.6 (paper size) cm

Signed signed, bottom right: Naphtali Kornbluth; dated, bottom left: 1938

Acquisition gift from the artist

Accession number 1987-184iv

Display status not on display


print | urban

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