Frank Auerbach Working Drawing for ‘Primrose Hill’ 1968

Artwork details

Artist
Frank Auerbach born 1931
Title
Working Drawing for ‘Primrose Hill’
Date 1968
Medium Graphite on paper
Dimensions Support: 267 x 318 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition Purchased 1971
Reference
T01272
Not on display

Catalogue entry

Frank Auerbach b. 1931

T01271T01275 Working Drawing for ‘Primrose Hill’ 1968

None inscribed.
Purchased from the artist through Marlborough Fine Art (Grant-in-Aid) 1971.
Exh: Marlborough Fine Art, January 1971 (no numbers).

T01272 Black pencil on cartridge paper, 10½ x 12½ (26.7 x 31.8).

The artist said (15 March 1971) that he thought he had drawn these sketches towards the end of the period when he was painting ‘Primrose Hill’, T01270. He wrote (16 March 1971) that he selected them as the best of the 50 working drawings. He could not assign a chronological order to them.

Published in The Tate Gallery Report 1970–1972, London 1972.

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