Peter De Francia Disparates (Romulus and Remus) 1974

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Artwork details

Artist
Peter De Francia 1921–2012
Title
Disparates (Romulus and Remus)
Date 1974
Medium Graphite and ink on paper
Dimensions Support: 775 x 571 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition Purchased 1986
Reference
T04142
Not on display

Catalogue entry

Peter de Francia born 1921

T04142 Disparates (Romulus and Remus) 1974

Charcoal on paper 775 x 571 (30 1/2 x 221 1/2)
Inscribed ‘de Francia 74' b.l.
Purchased from the artist (Grant-in-Aid) 1986
Exh: Peter de Francia, New Art Centre, Sept.-Oct. 1976 (14)
Lit: Timothy Hyman, ‘The Drawings of Peter de Francia' in Peter de Francia, Painter and Professor, an Anthology, exh. cat., Camden Arts Centre 1987, p.13

See entry on T04140, which is a painting taken from another of the same series of ‘Disparates' drawings. Hyman, 1987, refers to this drawing as ‘Roman Apprentices', ‘... how the wolf dogs that once suckled Romulus and Remus gave pap in the 1920s to Mussolini's new Imperium'.

Published in:
The Tate Gallery 1984-86: Illustrated Catalogue of Acquisitions Including Supplement to Catalogue of Acquisitions 1982-84, Tate Gallery, London 1988, pp.136-7


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