- Gouache on paper
- Support: 737 x 1077 mm
frame: 780 x 1120 x 28 mm
- Presented by Mr and Mrs Robert Lewin through the Friends of the Tate Gallery 1968
Catalogue entryAlexander Calder 1898-1976
T01090 Black Sun 1953
Inscribed 'Calder 53' b.r.
Gouache on paper, 29 x 42 1/4 (74 x 108)
Presented by Mr and Mrs Robert Lewin through the Friends of the Tate Gallery 1968
Prov: Mr and Mrs Robert Lewin (the Brook Street Gallery), London (purchased from the artist c.1966)
The artist confirmed in 1970 that this must have been one of the large number of gouaches which he made in 1953 at Aix-en-Provence, where he spent the summer months from June to September.
Ronald Alley, Catalogue of the Tate Gallery's Collection of Modern Art other than Works by British Artists, Tate Gallery and Sotheby Parke-Bernet, London 1981, pp.92-3, reproduced p.92