Roger Hilton 1911-1975
T01856 Two Nude Women circa 1965
Black chalk and pastel on paper, 22 x 30 (56 x 76).
Purchased from the artist through the Waddington Galleries (Grant-in-Aid) 1974.
Exh: Serpentine Gallery, March 1974 (‘86, as ‘Nude’).
In his dictated answer to the compiler’s written questionnaire, the artist stated (10 May 1974) that the title given in the Serpentine exhibition catalogue was incorrect and that the drawing was of two nude women, not of a single figure seen from several points of view. It was, he said, done out of his head; this was his habitual way of working. He added that he had always done a lot of small works on paper parallel to his oil paintings and that he made figurative drawings and gouaches through his abstract phase in the fifties. It was true to say that since the mid-sixties he has worked increasingly on paper.
Published in The Tate Gallery Report 1972–1974, London 1975.