Graham Sutherland OM

Sketchbook 32

1961

Rhythmical tangle of lines in blue ink

A rhythmical tangle of lines in blue ink apparently drawn over a sketch in black ink of a landscape study, with a tree on the left hand side of the page. Various small paint marks and stains, including a number of smears of greenish paint near the bottom of the sheet. The tip of the bottom left corner has been torn off.

Created by
Graham Sutherland OM 1903–1980
Date
1961
Medium
Ink on paper
Dimensions
180 x 115 mm
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Graham Sutherland OM, ‘Rhythmical tangle of lines in blue ink ’ 1961

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Created by
Graham Sutherland OM 1903–1980
Title
Sketchbook 32
Date
1961
Format
Bound volume - sketchbook
Collection
Tate Archive
Acquisition
Presented by Mrs Kathleen Sutherland, the artist's widow, in 1981.
Reference
TGA 812/32

Graphite, crayon, chalk, pastel, and watercolour on paper, 69 pages, 6 pages and covers are missing, 180 x 115 mm

The drawings in this sketchbook include about twenty studies for 'Noli Me Tangere' trying out different settings and different arrangements of the figures. This picture, painted for Chichester Cathedral, was commissioned in 1960 and dedicated on 5 April 1961. There are further studies for it in Sketchbooks: 17, 29, 34 and 35, all of which probably overlap to some extent with this one.

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