Graham Sutherland OM

Sketchbook 24

1953–4

Front cover

The cover is marked with oil paint, possibly used to mix colours.

Created by
Graham Sutherland OM 1903–1980
Date
1953–4
Medium
Oil paint on paper
Dimensions
292 x 245 mm
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Graham Sutherland OM, ‘Front cover’ 1953–4

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Created by
Graham Sutherland OM 1903–1980
Title
Sketchbook 24
Date
1953–4
Description
Chalk and gouache on paper, 6 pages plus covers, 4 pages missing, 292 x 245 mm

Almost all the drawings in this sketchbook are studies for the Coventry tapestry, mainly for the seated figure of Christ. Sutherland accepted this commission in January 1952 and spent most of the first year pondering the scheme and studying the various ways it had been treated in the past. These studies probably date from 1953-54 when he made a large number of drawings, trying out different ideas.
Format
Bound volume - sketchbook
Collection
Tate Archive
Acquisition
Presented by Mrs Kathleen Sutherland, the artist's widow, in 1981.
Reference
TGA 812/24

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