Anthony GrossQuercy Blanc 1975-7

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Artwork details

Artist
Anthony Gross (1905‑1984)
Title
Quercy Blanc
Date 1975-7
MediumInk, watercolour and gouache on paper
Dimensionssupport: 394 x 565 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition Purchased 1977
Reference
T02111
Not on display

Catalogue entry

T02111 QUERCY BLANC 1975–77

Inscribed ‘Anthy Gross’, b.r.
Pen and ink, watercolour and bodycolour, 15 1/2 × 22 1/4 (39.5 × 56.5)
Purchased from The New Art Centre (Knapping Fund) 1977
Exh: Recent Paintings, Watercolours and Etchings by Anthony Gross, Bluecoat Gallery, Liverpool, November 1975 (either 21 or 24; see below); Anthony Gross, New Art Centre, February–March 1977 (38)

In conversation in April 1978 Anthony Gross confirmed that ‘Quercy Blanc’ was displayed in his Liverpool exhibition in 1975 with an earlier title given by him (either ‘Lot Landscape’ (21) or ‘Plateau and Wild Flowers’ (24)). However his 1977 title, ‘Quercy Blanc’, was definitive. In a letter of 20 December 1977, he explained that he began this work in September 1975, when he worked on it on two successive days, drawing on the first and painting on the second. Later 'during Winter 1976–7 I spent several days working into it, and I managed to improve it ... I work on the spot generally for about 4 to 5 hours at a go ..… (read more)

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