Graham Sutherland OM

Sketchbook 25

1955

Indecipherable sketch, apparently of landscape forms

Created by
Graham Sutherland OM 1903–1980
Date
1955
Medium
Graphite on paper
Dimensions
185 x 114 mm
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Graham Sutherland OM, ‘Indecipherable sketch, apparently of landscape forms’ 1955

Details

Created by
Graham Sutherland OM 1903–1980
Title
Sketchbook 25
Date
1955
Format
Bound volume - sketchbook
Collection
Tate Archive
Acquisition
Presented by Mrs Kathleen Sutherland, the artist's widow, in 1981.
Reference
TGA 812/25

Graphite, crayon, chalk, gouache, and ink on paper, 61 pages, 3 pages and covers are missing, 185 x 114 mm

This sketchbook was in use at the same time as Sketchbook 26 as both include studies for the portrait of Paul Sacher made in Switzerland in November 1955; but in this one they are mostly details of his head and hands only. They include some sketches of him at rehearsal, in the act of conducting. Several drawings of a figure lying in or on a bed with a large lamp (chandelier?) hanging above it were probably made from Kathleen Sutherland in their bedroom at the Sachers' house at Pratteln during this same visit. The drawings connected with the Sacher portrait are interspersed with studies of landscape themes, including several for 'Hanging form over Water' 1955. As this was sold by Arthur Tooth & Sons in October 1955, Sutherland must have started the sketchbook before he went to Switzerland.

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