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© the artist's estate / Bridgeman Images. Photo credit: The Stanley & Audrey Burton Gallery, University of Leeds

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In the 1950s, Bratby painted a number of domestic interiors in which realism was combined with an aggressively expressionist style. In an article published in 1954 about trends in recent British art, the critic David Sylvester used an example of Bratby’s work (a depiction of a kitchen sink) to draw attention to the new interest amongst younger painters in subjects which stressed the banality of life – thereafter coined 'kitchen sink' realism.

The Stanley & Audrey Burton Gallery, University of Leeds


  • Date painted


  • Medium

    oil on board

  • Measurements

    121.7 x 152.2 cm

  • Accession number

    LEEUA 2008.002

  • Acquisition method

    purchased, 2008


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The Stanley & Audrey Burton Gallery, University of Leeds

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