David Jones Study for Aphrodite in Aulis c.1938–40

Artwork details

Artist
David Jones 1895–1974
Title
Study for Aphrodite in Aulis
Date c.1938–40
Medium Graphite on paper
Dimensions Support: 327 x 210 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition Presented by the trustees of the artist's estate 1976
Reference
T02037
Not on display

Catalogue entry

T02037 STUDY FOR ‘APHRODITE IN AULIS’ c.1938–40

Not inscribed
Pencil on paper 12 7/8 × 8 1/4 (32.8 × 20.8)
Presented by the Trustees of the Artist's Estate 1976.

This undated drawing, found among David Jones's effects, is the only known study for T02036. The ‘earthiness’ of the goddess and comparative simplicity of the design in relation to the finished work suggest that it represents David Jones's thinking about ‘Aphrodite’ at an early stage (see discussion above for T02036).

Published in:
The Tate Gallery 1976-8: Illustrated Catalogue of Acquisitions, London 1979

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