P07805 Door 1982
Lithograph 7 5/8 × 5 1/8 (195 × 130) on paper 15 × 11 1/4 (380 × 285), printed by Nick Hunter and published by Garton & Cooke
Inscribed ‘W H Holland’ b.r. and ‘4/30’
Purchased from Robin Garton (Grant-in-Aid) 1983
The following entry is based on information supplied by the artist in a letter dated 21 April 1986. It has been approved by him.
Doors and social situations involving doors, in which a figure or figures are either standing in or walking through a doorway, are a recurrent theme in Holland's work. Holland has painted variations on this subject in ‘Room’ 1985 (repr. Harry Holland, exhibition catalogue, Artsite Gallery, Bath, August 1985, no.9) and ‘Door’ (repr. Peter Archer Harry Holland Frank McKenna, exhibition catalogue, Midland Group, Nottingham, April–May 1979, no.16). The artist has explained this interest as follows: ‘Doors are flat objects and are therefore capable of asserting or denying the picture plane. They also have a symbolic significance. These two factors make for a fairly rich meaning/interpretation…