T02158 Sketch for a Stone Carving 1933
Inscribed 'N. Gabo 33.' b.r.
Pencil on paper, 5 1/2 x 8 5/8 (14 x 22)
Presented by the artist 1977
Exh: Naum Gabo, Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam, April-June 1965 (t21); Kunsthalle, Mannheim, June-August 1965 (68); Wilhelm-Lehmbruck-Museum, Duisburg, August-October 1965 (68); Kunsthaus, Zurich, October-December 1965 (68); Den inre och den yttre Rymden, Moderna Museet, Stockholm, January-February 1966 (128); Naum Gabo, Tate Gallery, March-April 1966 (87); Naum Gabo: The Constructive Process, Tate Gallery, November 1976-January 1977 (40)
This appears to be a study for a scuplture in sandstone and plastic on a slate base which exists in at least two versions 20.3 and 40.5 cm high (see Herbert Read and Leslie Martin, Gabo: Constructions, Sculpture, Paintings, Drawings, Engravings, London 1957, pls. 50 and 51 as 'Construction' 1933), and which is unusual in Gabo's work in being a combination of construction and carving. T02172 and T02147 are models for the same work.
Ronald Alley, Catalogue of the Tate Gallery's Collection of Modern Art other than Works by British Artists, Tate Gallery and Sotheby Parke-Bernet, London 1981, pp.244-5, reproduced p.244