Tess Jaray b.1937
T01760 Fifteen 1969
Oil on sized cotton duck, 88 x 170 (220 x 425).
Presented by E. J. Power through the Friends of the Tate Gallery 1973.
Exh: Graves Art Gallery, Sheffield, April–May 1972 and City Art Gallery, Bristol, July 1972 (10); Tess Jaray, Marc Vaux: Recent Paintings, Whitechapel Art Gallery, May–June 1973 (7).
Lit: Alan Bowness, ‘Tess Jaray’s new work’ in Studio International, clxxvii, June 1969, pp.274–5; Robert Kudielka, ‘Tess Jaray’, introduction to Sheffield/Bristol and Whitechapel exhibition catalogues.
The following entry is based on a letter from the artist to the compiler of 4 March 1974, notes taken during a conversation with her on 7 May 1974, together with notes which she herself compiled some months before the painting was made and directly related to it…