Cecil Collins

The Artist’s Wife Seated in a Tree

1944

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Artist
Cecil Collins 1908–1989
Medium
Roneo print on paper
Dimensions
Image: 222 x 178 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition
Presented by Elisabeth and Cecil Collins 1981
Reference
P11017

Catalogue entry

P11017 THE ARTIST'S WIFE SEATED IN A TREE 1944

Inscribed ‘Cecil Collins 1944’ bottom right and ‘5/7’
Roneo, printed and published by the artist, 8 3/4×7 (22.2×17.8)
Presented by Elisabeth and Cecil Collins 1981
Lit: op.cit., no.12

During the War, when materials were hard to get, and Collins had little working space, he started to use a Roneo office duplicating kit to make original prints. He drew through a waxed sheet and transferred the image by means of a roller and Roneo ink. Collins made a painting of this subject in 1976.

Published in:
The Tate Gallery 1980-82: Illustrated Catalogue of Acquisitions, London 1984

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