Graham Sutherland OM

Sketchbook 39

[c.1969–70]

The head of Mark Longman turned slightly to his right

This is a study for the portrait of Mark Longman begun in November 1968 and completed in 1970. The finished picture shows his head in three-quarter profile.

Created by
Graham Sutherland OM 1903–1980
Date
[c.1969–70]
Medium
Graphite on paper
Dimensions
315 x 215 mm
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Graham Sutherland OM, ‘The head of Mark Longman turned slightly to his right’ [c.1969–70]

Details

Created by
Graham Sutherland OM 1903–1980
Title
Sketchbook 39
Date
[c.1969–70]
Format
Bound volume - sketchbook
Collection
Tate Archive
Acquisition
Presented by Mrs Kathleen Sutherland, the artist's widow, in 1981.
Reference
TGA 812/39

Graphite, crayon, chalk, and pastel on paper, 16 pages, 1 page and back cover are missing, 315 x 215 mm

The drawings in this sketchbook include studies for the portraits of Mark Longman and Lord Rayne, both were finished in 1970 (though begun in November 1968 an October 1966 respectively). They represent advanced stages, and evidently date from either 1969 or 1970. The other drawings; of an eagle, a moth and so on, are harder to place but were probably made about the same time. Over half of the pages are blank in this sketchbook.

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