Peter Lanyon 1918–1964
T01082 TALL COUNTRY AND SEASHORE 1951
Painted wood and coloured perspex, 70 3/8×11 3/8×8 (179×29×20·5) (excluding base).
Presented by Mrs Shiela Lanyon 1968.
Exh: Tate Gallery, May–June 1968 (19) and Arts Council tour: City Museum and Art Gallery, Plymouth, July–August 1968; Laing Art Gallery, New castle upon Tyne, August 1968; City Museum and Art Gallery, Birmingham, Sept. 1968; Walker Art Gallery, Liverpool, Oct. 1968.
One of a number of constructions made by the artist as a way of working out spatial problems while composing ‘Porthleven’, finished in 1951. The picture itself and one of the other constructions entered the Tate collection in 1953 and 1967 (N06151 and T00950). The purpose for which the constructions were made is described in the entry in the Tate Gallery Modern British Paintings, Drawings and Sculpture, vol. I, p. 372…