Frank Auerbach

Working Drawing for ‘Primrose Hill’

1968

Medium
Graphite on paper
Dimensions
Support: 251 x 305 mm
Frame: 422 x 473 x 35
Collection
Tate
Acquisition
Purchased 1971
Reference
T01273

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).

T01273 Black pencil on cartridge paper, 9¿ x 12 (25 x 30.5).

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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