Catalogue entry

Naum Gabo 1890-1977

T02149 Sketch 1917

Inscribed in cyrillic 'Gabo' t.l. and again in cyrillic '17 god' t.r.
Pencil on paper, slightly irregular, 9 5/8 x 6 5/8 (24.3 x 17)
Presented by the artist 1977
Exh: Naum Gabo, Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam, April-June 1965 (t2); Kunsthalle, Mannheim, June-August 1965 (49); Wilhelm-Lehmbruck-Museum, Duisburg, August-October 1965 (49); Kunsthaus, Zurich, October-December 1965 (49); Den inre och den yttre Rymden, Moderna Museet, Stockholm, January-February 1966 (109); Naum Gabo, Tate Gallery, March-April 1966 (68); Naum Gabo. The Constructive Process, Tate Gallery, November 1976-January 1977 (6)
Repr: Herbert Read and Leslie Martin, Gabo: Constructions, Sculpture, Paintings, Drawings, Engravings (London 1957), pl.9

The inscription in Russian '17 god' means '17 year', that is to say 1917. There is a small pencil sketch of a box-like form on the verso.

Published in:
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, p.230, reproduced p.230