Leon Kossoff

Christ Church, Spitalfields

1990

Artist
Leon Kossoff born 1926
Medium
Charcoal and gouache on paper
Dimensions
Unconfirmed: 757 x 660 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition
Presented by the artist 1993
Reference
T06771

Not on display

Display caption

This drawing is the preparatory work for the painting adjacent to it. Leon Kossoff was born and studied in London and uses the city as his principal subject. He likes to draw and paint the everyday life on the streets of London. Paintings are done in his studio but large charcoal drawing such as this are drawn on the spot. Kossoff has done a series of drawings and paintings on the subject of the grand city church, Christchurch, Spitalfields, by the architect Hawksmoor, inspired by the great mass of the building in relation to the streets around it.

Gallery label, September 2004

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