Graham Sutherland OM

Sketchbook 1

1935–6

Two studies of the head of a ram

The ram is viewed more or less full-face, with a detail of one of its eyes on the right hand side of the page. A small brown paint mark at the bottom left hand corner of the page. The bottom 30 mm of this sheet has been cut off.

Created by
Graham Sutherland OM 1903–1980
Date
1935–6
Medium
Graphite on paper
Dimensions
203 x 140 mm
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Graham Sutherland OM, ‘Two studies of the head of a ram’ 1935–6

Details

Created by
Graham Sutherland OM 1903–1980
Title
Sketchbook 1
Date
1935–6
Format
Bound volume - sketchbook
Collection
Tate Archive
Acquisition
Presented by Mrs Kathleen Sutherland, the artist's widow, in 1981.
Reference
TGA 812/1

Graphite, ink, crayon and watercolour on paper, 19 sheets, 9 inserts, no covers, 235 x 140 mm

This is perhaps the earliest of Sutherland's surviving sketchbooks, and it is of particular interest in that it dates from the period when he was just beginning to develop as a painter after his first visit to Pembrokeshire in 1934. Most, if not all, of the subjects appear to be Pembrokeshire themes and include landscapes, a swan in flight, goats, a fishing net hung out to dry, and a regatta at Solva in 1936. The sketchbook incorporates nine smaller pieces of paper, probably from a different sketchbook.

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