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- Ian Hamilton Finlay 1925–2006
- Screenprint on paper
- Image: 749 x 368 mm
- Purchased 1983
P07934 Venus of the Hours 1975
Screenprint 29 1/2 × 14 1/2 (749 × 368), printed at Girdwood and published by the Wild Hawthorn Press in an edition of about 300
Purchased from the artist (Grant-in-Aid) 1983
Made in collaboration with Ron Costley, who did the lettering - the words of the title together with a Venus sign that is both an ancient and universal pictogram for female sexuality and a shorthand symbol for the dial of a vertical sundial constitute the image.
This and the following entries [P07625-P07634 and P07645-P07647] have all been approved by the artist.
The Tate Gallery 1982-84: Illustrated Catalogue of Acquisitions, London 1986
- religion and belief(7,306)
- symbols & personifications(7,117)