P07914 Skull and Pomegranate 1954
Etching with aquatint 3 3/8 × 5 (85 × 125) on paper 5 1/2 × 7 1/2 (140 × 190), printed by the artist (not editioned)
Inscribed ‘1954’ on the back
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.
The Tate Gallery 1982-84: Illustrated Catalogue of Acquisitions, London 1986