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- Alan Davie 1920–2014
- Ink and crayon on paper
- Support: 244 x 190 mm
- Purchased 1959
T00267 HEAD c. 1955
Inscr. ‘Alan Davie’ b.r.
Pen and ink and coloured chalks, 9 5/8×7 1/2 (24·5×19).
Purchased from the Executors of E. C. Gregory (Grant-in-Aid) 1959.
Coll: Acquired by E. C. Gregory from the artist.
The artist wrote (1 July 1959): ‘I am not quite certain as to the exact date of this - but probably somewhere around 1955. It is one of a series of improvisations done at the time on the human head and figure. It is not related to any painting.’
Mary Chamot, Dennis Farr and Martin Butlin, The Modern British Paintings, Drawings and Sculpture, London 1964, I