Ivor AbrahamsThird State of 'Works Past I' 1976

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Artist
Ivor Abrahams (born 1935)
Title
Third State of 'Works Past I'
Date 1976
MediumEtching on paper
Dimensionsimage: 276 x 202 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition Presented by Evelyne Abrahams, the artist's wife 1986
Reference
P11133
View this artwork by appointment, at Tate Britain's Prints and Drawings Rooms

Catalogue entry

Group of ninety-eight screenprints, lithographs and etchings, various sizes [P11099-P11196; incomplete]

Presented by Evelyne Abrahams, the artist's wife 1986

This group of prints was bequeathed to Evelyne Abrahams by the artist's parents, Harry and Rachel Abrahams, on the understanding that she would present it to the Tate Gallery on their behalf. It represents the greater part of the artist's printmaking to date. Other works by Abrahams in the collection are a sculpture entitled ‘Lady in a Niche’, 1973 (T03369), a work on paper entitled ‘Winter Sundial’, 1975 (T02330), and a small number of prints: ‘The Garden Suite’, 1970 (P04001-P04005), ‘Sundial I (Summer)’, 1975 (P07384) and ‘Untitled’ [from the artist's book Oxford Gardens: A Sketchbook], 1977 (P08150).

Abrahams is primarily a sculptor, and many of his prints relate to particular sculptures. In the period 1967–79 Abrahams focused on garden imagery, exploring the relationship between art, artifice and nature… (read more)

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