T04901 Wing 1986
Charcoal and pastel on wove paper 692 × 1015 (27 1/4 × 40); watermark ‘T.H. Saunders’
Inscribed ‘Dörflinger’ b.l.
Purchased from Fischer Fine Art (Grant-in-Aid) 1987
‘Wing’ depicts a dark, pod-like figure lying diagonally across the centre of the sheet, flanked by a loosely drawn pattern of lines on the lower right and a lightly shaded area on the upper left. It belongs to a group of drawings based on a wing form (see entries on T04899, T04900 and T04902). Dörflinger made T04901 in his studio on the island of Gozo, near Malta, during the early summer of 1986, in response to Gozitan Mountain, a hill visible from his studio window…