Bill JacklinAnemones I 1977

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Artist
Bill Jacklin (born 1943)
Title
Anemones I
From Anemones
Date 1977
MediumEtching on paper
Dimensionsimage: 302 x 206 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition Presented by the artist 1982
Reference
P02559
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Catalogue entry

P02559 [from] Anemones 1977 [P02559-P02565; complete]

Seven etchings 11 7/8 × 8 1/8 (302 × 206) on paper 25 5/8 × 19 5/8 (651 × 499) watermarked ‘BFK RIVES FRANCE’, printed by Michael Rand and published by the artist in an edition of 40
Each inscribed ‘Jacklin 77’ b.r. and ‘19/40’, and ‘Anemones I to VII’ respectively
Presented by the artist 1982

This portfolio marks a transition in Jacklin's imagery from regular abstract configurations to a more representational vein, while at the same time commenting on his visual language by showing an image of a vase of flowers evolving into an expressive pattern of line and tone. The first print shows anemones in a patterned vase on a window still with a deep shadow to the front and right of the image. Numbers ‘II’ to ‘V’ show the flower heads dying and falling onto the sill and taking on a new formal role with the shadows and with fragments of the pattern from the vase… (read more)

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