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- Sir Terry Frost 1915–2003
- Lithograph on paper
- Image: 355 x 273 mm
- Purchased 1983
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
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.
The Tate Gallery 1982-84: Illustrated Catalogue of Acquisitions, London 1986