T02157 Sketch c.1918-19
Inscribed in cyrillic 'Naydenyy mnoy v arkhive, | odin iz seriyi risunkov | ostavlenykh v Moskve. | otnositsa k zime | 1918-1919. | Gabo' t.r.
Pencil and crayon on tracing paper, bottom edge serrated, 9 1/2 x 8 (24.3 x 20.4)
Presented by the artist 1977
Exh: Naum Gabo: The Constructive Process, Tate Gallery, November 1976-January 1977 (20, repr.) as 'Sketch' 1918-19
The inscription can be translated as follows: 'Found by me in the archive, one of a series of drawings left in Moscow relating to the winter 1918-19. Gabo'. Mrs Gabo says that Naum Gabo was in the habit of referring to his collection of old drawings, letters, portfolios etc. as his 'archive'.
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.233, reproduced p.233