John Armstrong Tocsin III 1967

Artwork details

Artist
John Armstrong 1893–1973
Title
Tocsin III
Date 1967
Medium Oil paint on canvas
Dimensions Support: 711 x 914 mm
frame: 751 x 957 x 45 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition Presented by the Trustees of the Chantrey Bequest 1968
Reference
T01061
Not on display

Catalogue entry

John Armstrong b. 1893
T01061 TOCSIN III 1967
Inscribed ‘John Armstrong 67’ b.r. and, on the stretcher, ‘JOHN ARMSTRONG TOCSIN III’
Canvas, 28×36 (71×91·5)
Chantrey Purchase from the artist 1968.
Exh: R.A., 1968 (2).

The artist wrote (10 April 1969): ‘There are so far five paintings in the Tocsin series...in all of these a solid object, i.e. the warning bell, is represented as thrusting through a facade.’

Another of the series is in the collection of the Arts Council.

Published in:
The Tate Gallery: Acquisitions 1968-9, London 1969

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