T00479 OVERCAST 1961
Inscr. ‘Bell 61’ b.r.
Canvas, 24×24 (61×61).
Purchased from the Waddington Galleries (Knapping Fund) 1962.
Exh: Waddington Galleries, February 1962 (24).
The artist wrote (20 April 1962): ‘“Overcast” was the key painting for the period of work culminating in the last exhibition at Waddington's. As always I was concerned with making the painting a self-sufficient entity, not describing or necessarily alluding to anything else, but with it, as with many of the works of that period, I wanted to re-create a strangeness and power of imagery I find in the North…