Alan Davie Head c.1955

Artwork details

Artist
Alan Davie 1920–2014
Title
Head
Date c.1955
Medium Ink and crayon on paper
Dimensions Support: 244 x 190 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition Purchased 1959
Reference
T00267
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Catalogue entry

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.’

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

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