Sir Terry Frost Blue Moon 1952

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Artwork details

Artist
Sir Terry Frost 1915–2003
Title
Blue Moon
Date 1952
Medium Lithograph on paper
Dimensions Image: 355 x 273 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition Purchased 1983
Reference
P07981
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Catalogue entry

P07981 Blue Moon 1952

Lithograph with linocut 14 × 10 7/8 (355 × 273) on paper 20 × 15 (508 × 380), printed by the artist and Henry Cliffe at Bath Academy of Art, Corsham, not editioned
Not inscribed
Purchased from the artist (Grant-in-Aid) 1983

This and the following entries are based upon information suppled by the artist, in answer to questions posed by the compiler, in August 1985 and on 16 April 1986.

Although ‘Blue Moon’ was the first print Frost made available for purchase it was not his first print. He had previously made woodcuts during the Second World War, while imprisoned in a camp, and lithographs at Camberwell School of Art. The print was originally envisaged as a lithograph but Frost decided to introduce linocut when ‘it became difficult to obtain a welcome in the litho. dept. at Corsham’.

This entry has been approved by the artist.

Published in:
The Tate Gallery 1982-84: Illustrated Catalogue of Acquisitions, London 1986

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