Robert Colquhoun

Two Sisters

1945

Artist
Robert Colquhoun 1914–1962
Medium
Watercolour and chalk on paper
Dimensions
Support: 565 x 381 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition
Purchased 1958
Reference
T00185

Not on display

Catalogue entry

T00185 TWO SISTERS 1945
 
Inscr. ‘Colquhoun 45.’ b.r.
Watercolour and coloured chalk, 22 1/4×15 (56·5×38).
Purchased from Michael Ayrton through the Whitechapel Art Gallery (Grant-in-Aid) 1958.
Coll: Purchased by Michael Ayrton from the artist through the Lefevre Gallery 1945.
Exh: Whitechapel Art Gallery, March–May 1958 (109), as lent by the Redfern Gallery.
Repr: Michael Ayrton, British Drawings, 1946, facing p.41 (in colour).

Made while Colquhoun was living in Bedford Gardens, London, in the same house as Robert MacBryde, John Minton and Jankel Adler. On the backing of this drawing (now detached) was a fantastic landscape by Minton signed and dated 1939. The drawing is made with special German chalks, which the artist may have obtained from Jankel Adler and used for only about a dozen works.

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

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