Graham Sutherland OM

Sketchbook 3

1940

Front cover

Created by
Graham Sutherland OM 1903–1980
Date
1940
Medium
Cardboard coated with linen, with a metal fastening
Dimensions
217 x 140 mm
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Graham Sutherland OM, ‘Front cover’ 1940
Created by
Graham Sutherland OM 1903–1980
Title
Sketchbook 3
Date
1940
Format
Bound volume - sketchbook
Collection
Tate Archive
Acquisition
Presented by Mrs Kathleen Sutherland, the artist's widow, in 1981.
Reference
TGA 812/3

Description

Graphite, ink, wax crayon, and watercolour on paper, 11 pages, stubs of 20 pages, back cover mising, 217 x 140 mm

This sketchbook was started in the early part of 1940 and includes a provisional list of works for the one man exhibition at the Leicester Galleries in May that year. All but two of the drawings seem to be of Pembrokeshire themes; some were probably made in preparation for this exhibition, others during further visits to Pembrokeshire in August and September - October that year. They include sketches of the hill known as Carnllidi which later served as the basis for his painting 'Red Landscape' of 1942. They are among the last Pembrokeshire studies made before he began to devote most of his time to work as an Official War Artist.

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