In May 1914, David Bomberg exhibited this extraordinary chalk-and-wash drawing among his five exhibits in the ‘Jewish Section’ of the Whitechapel Art Gallery’s exhibition Twentieth Century Art: A Review of Modern Movements, which he co-curated with Jacob Epstein. Simultaneously, his friend John Rodker (a racing enthusiast) reproduced it as a frontispiece in The Dial Monthly, explaining that it was set in a paddock at a race meeting, that the two figures on the front right of the composition were bookies, those to their left spectators, and that the style was ‘cubist’.


  • Title: Racehorses
  • Creator: David Bomberg
  • Date Created: 1913
  • Location Created: London, England
  • Physical Dimensions: 45.5 x 61 cm
  • Type: Drawing
  • Rights: © David Bomberg estate
  • Medium: Black chalk and wash on paper

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