Katherine Cameron The Mountain Fern 1923

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Artwork details

Artist
Title
The Mountain Fern
Date 1923
Medium Graphite and watercolour on paper
Dimensions Support: 510 x 285 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition Presented by Arthur Kay, the artist's husband, through the Art Fund 1930
Reference
N04513
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Catalogue entry

N04513 THE MOUNTAIN FERN 1923
 
Inscr. ‘K. Cameron. 1923’ b.c., ‘June 9th.’ b.r. and ‘The Mountain Fern June 1923
Katharine Cameron 4 Forres St. Edinburgh Drawn at Connel Argyll’ on back. Watercolour, 20×11 1/4 (51×28·5).
Presented by Arthur Kay through the National Art-Collections Fund 1930.
Exh: Walker's Galleries, April–May 1930 (49).

The drawing was done in June 1923 at Connel Ferry, Argyll, on a hill-side where wild violets were also growing. The ferry is on the shores of Loch Etive, about five miles north of Oban. The artist afterwards made an etching from this drawing which was shown at the R.E. (Letter from the artist, 8 December 1959.) The etching differs slightly from the original drawing in that it is smaller (platemark, 16 7/8×7 1/2) and shows two bees, one perched on the frond on the left of the composition (reversed in the etching).

Published in:
Mary Chamot, Dennis Farr and Martin Butlin, The Modern British Paintings, Drawings and Sculpture, London 1964, I

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