is one of many works executed by the London-based artist Leon Kossoff in response to paintings
from the National Gallery, London, in this case, Cephalus and Aurora 1629–30 by Nicolas Poussin (1594–1665). Kossoff etched these works in front of the paintings in question and a quality of spontaneity is characteristic of the finished prints. He collaborated on the production of the prints with the artist Ann Dowker.
Tate’s collection includes five of the prints relating to this painting by Poussin: P11690–2, acquired in 1999; and P20322 and P20328, which are from the same plate as P11690. They are part of a group of thirty-four prints (P20296–P20329) given to Tate by the artist in 2007. P20322 combines the techniques of etching and soft ground etching on white wove paper. It is a unique print…