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Creator:
Charles Ginner, 1878–1952, British
Title:

Design for Tiger Hunting Mural in the Cabaret Theatre Club

Date:
1912
Medium:
Oil and pencil on card
Dimensions:
13 1/2 x 22 5/8 inches (34.3 x 57.5 cm)
Credit Line:
Yale Center for British Art, Paul Mellon Fund
Copyright Status:
© Estate of the Artist
Accession Number:
B1985.3.2
Classification:
Paintings
Collection:
Paintings and Sculpture
Subject Terms:
abstract art | animals | hunting | jungle | monkeys (animals) | sporting art | tiger | trees
Access:
Not on view
Link:
https://collections.britishart.yale.edu/catalog/tms:1255
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This study was created as part of Charles Ginner’s preparations to paint a large mural in London’s Cabaret Theatre Club, a nightclub that contained arguably the most striking scheme of avant-garde art in Edwardian London. Ginner had both studied art in Paris and worked in an architect’s office, so he had a good understanding of the particular requirements of mural painting. The addition of monkeys to the side panels was perhaps inspired by the pet monkeys that the club’s owner, Frida Strindberg, kept in her suite at the Savoy Hotel. The murals, painted on canvas and applied to the wall, are now lost (rumored to have been taken to the United States when Strindberg left London for New York), and this study is the only surviving evidence of Ginner’s scheme.

Gallery label for installation of YCBA collection, 2016

Into the Night : Cabarets and Clubs in Modern Art (Belvedere Museum, 2020-02-14 - 2020-06-01) [YCBA Objects in the Exhibition]

Into the Night : Cabarets and Clubs in Modern Art (Barbican Art Gallery, 2019-10-04 - 2020-01-19) [YCBA Objects in the Exhibition]

Bloomsbury Contemporaries (Yale Center for British Art, 2000-05-20 - 2000-09-03) [YCBA Objects in the Exhibition]

Juxtapositions (Yale Center for British Art, 1997-11-19 - 1998-01-04) [YCBA Objects in the Exhibition]

Modernism in Britain (Barbican Art Gallery, 1997-02-20 - 1997-05-26) [YCBA Objects in the Exhibition]

Royal Academy of Arts (Staatsgalerie Stuttgart, 1987-05-08 - 1987-08-09) [YCBA Objects in the Exhibition]

Royal Academy of Arts (Royal Academy of Arts, 1987-01-15 - 1987-04-05) [YCBA Objects in the Exhibition]

Acquisitions : The First Decade 1977-1986, Yale Center for British Art , Yale Center for British Art, New Haven, CT, 1986, p. 14, no. 20, N590.2 A7 OVERSIZE (YCBA) [YCBA]

Malcolm Cormack, A Concise Catalogue of Paintings in the Yale Center for British Art, Yale Center for British Art, New Haven, CT, 1985, pp. 104-105, N590.2 A83 (YCBA) [YCBA]

Florence Ostende, Into the Night : Cabarets and Clubs in Modern Art, Prestel, Munich and London, pp. 94-95, N6486 .I585 2019 (LC) Oversize [ORBIS]

Anna Gruetzner Robins, Modern art in Britain, 1910-1914, Merrell Holberton, London, 1997, pp. 96, 101, 171, cat. no. 76, ND486 R62 1997 (YCBA) [YCBA]

Duncan Robinson, Acquisitions : The First Decade 1977 - 1986, , Burlington Magazine, vol. 128, October 1986, p. 14, no. 20, N1 B87 128:3 OVERSIZE (YCBA) [YCBA]


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