T00173 JANUARY 1957 1957
Inscr. on back, ‘Roger Hilton Jan. 1957’.
Canvas, 26×26 (66×66).
Purchased from the artist (Knapping Fund) 1958.
Exh: Metavisual, Tachiste, Abstract Painting in England To-day, Redfern Gallery, April–May 1957 (148), as ‘Painting, 1957, I’; 50 Ans de Peinture abstraite, Galerie Creuze, Paris, May–June 1957 (165); I.C.A., February–March 1958 (20, repr.).
Repr: Connoisseur, CXLVIII, 1961, p.313.
Painted at St Ives in the spring of 1957, this was the first of a series. It was painted just before a picture of the same size purchased by the Contemporary Art Society which is also non-figurative.
Mary Chamot, Dennis Farr and Martin Butlin, The Modern British Paintings, Drawings and Sculpture, London 1964, I