Michael Ayrton Study for ‘Greek Landscape II’ 1960

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Artwork details

Artist
Michael Ayrton 1921–1975
Title
Study for ‘Greek Landscape II’
Date 1960
Medium Watercolour on paper
Dimensions Support: 210 x 276 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition Presented by the Institute of Contemporary Prints 1976
Reference
T02104
Not on display

Catalogue entry

T02104 STUDY FOR ‘GREEK LANDSCAPE II’ 1960

Inscribed ‘III’ b.r. margin
Watercolour, 8 1/4 × 10 7/8 (21 × 27.6)
Presented by the Curwen Studio through the Institute of Contemporary Prints 1975: transferred from Print Department to Main Collection 1976

A study for the lithograph ‘Greek Landscape II’ printed in an edition of 50 by Curwen Studio Nov. 1960–April 1961 and published by the St Georges Gallery.

Ayrton's first extended visit to Greece was in 1958; he returned there in 1961, 1962 and 1963. These visits resulted in a considerable number of works inspired by Greek landscape.

Published in:
The Tate Gallery 1976-8: Illustrated Catalogue of Acquisitions, London 1979

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