Prunella Clough Marsh Plants 1954

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Artwork details

Artist
Prunella Clough 1919–1999
Title
Marsh Plants
Date 1954
Medium Etching on paper
Dimensions Image: 150 x 100 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition Purchased 1984
Reference
P07912
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Catalogue entry

P07912 Marsh Plants 1954


Etching 5 7/8 × 4 (150 × 100) on paper 13 × 11 1/2 (330 × 293), printed by the artist (not editioned)

Not inscribed
Purchased from the artist (Grant-in-Aid) 1984

These four etchings [P07914, P07911, P07912, P07915] were made at Chelsea School of Art, where Clough was teaching. As it was a new medium for her she turned to simple images which she drew on the plates through a hard ground. With the exception of ‘Corrugated Fence’ [P07915], the images are still life subjects unrelated to the development of Clough's paintings at that time. She made a number of proofs but none of the etchings was editioned. As no satisfactory impression was available when this group of acquisitions was selected in 1983, the plate ‘Marsh Plants’ was printed specially for the Tate Gallery at Wimbledon School of Art.

Published in:
The Tate Gallery 1982-84: Illustrated Catalogue of Acquisitions, London 1986

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