T00363 STUDY FOR ‘THE ROCK DRILL’ c.
Charcoal, 25 1/4×21 (64×53).
Purchased from Lady Epstein through the Leicester Galleries (Grant-in-Aid) 1960.
Exh: (?) Twenty-One Gallery, December 1913–January 1914 (1 or 2); Leicester Galleries, June–July 1960 (77); Arts Council, Tate Gallery, November–December 1961 (104).
One of a series of studies for ‘The Rock Drill’, T00340. A similar drawing of the front view is reproduced by Epstein and Buckle, 1962, pl.31, and pl.32 in the same book shows one of the figures seen from the back (both are repr. Buckle, 1963, pls.92, 93). Another drawing of the back view is reproduced by Van Dieren, 1920, pl.12. Four drawings for ‘The Rock Drill’ were shown at the Edinburgh Festival exhibition, 1961 (43–6), including some or all of those mentioned above.
Mary Chamot, Dennis Farr and Martin Butlin, The Modern British Paintings, Drawings and Sculpture, London 1964, I