Roger Hilton Grey Day by the Sea, February 1960 1960

Artwork details

Artist
Roger Hilton 1911–1975
Title
Grey Day by the Sea, February 1960
Date 1960
Medium Oil paint on canvas
Dimensions Support: 1270 x 1016 mm
frame: 1305 x 1050 x 55 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition Purchased 1960
Reference
T00348

Catalogue entry

T00348 GREY DAY BY THE SEA, FEBRUARY 1960 1960
 
Inscr. on back of canvas, ‘Hilton 50×40 Feb. '60 Grey Day by the Sea’.
Canvas, 50×40 (127×102).
Purchased from the Waddington Galleries (Grant-in-Aid) 1960.
Exh: Waddington Galleries, May 1960 (2).
Repr: John Rothenstein, The Tate Gallery, 1962, p.261.

The artist wrote (n.d., May 1960): ‘In titling my pictures I took a look at them and wrote down the first thing that came into my head. If nothing came I didn't give a title. The picture has no more or less to do with the sea or grey days than any other picture in my exhibition though naturally I hope a little of sea and land and grey days and bright days comes into all of them.’

Another inscription written horizontally on the back of the canvas and crossed out, ‘40×50 May'56 Hilton’, suggests that this picture was painted over an earlier one on the same canvas.

Published in:
Mary Chamot, Dennis Farr and Martin Butlin, The Modern British Paintings, Drawings and Sculpture, London 1964, I

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