T03659 Large Brush Drawing c.1975–6
Black ink on paper 36 × 51 7/8 (916 × 1318)
Inscribed ‘W. Johnstone’ b.l.
Presented anonymously in memory of Terence Rattigan 1983
Prov: Purchased from the artist by the donor 1976
Exh: William Johnstone, Hayward Gallery, February–March 1981, AC tour, Towner Art Gallery, Eastbourne, April–May 1981, Talbot Rice Art Centre, Edinburgh, July–August 1981 (148)
The artist first made a series of small abstract ink drawings in the 1930s and continued to do so at intervals throughout the 1950s and 1960s. Towards the end of 1974 the scale of the drawings increased and T03659 is an example of this new found expansion…