T02240 DRAWING, JUNE 1963 1963
Pastel and black crayon, 21 × 25 3/8 (53.5 × 64.5)
Bequeathed by Miss E. M. Hodgkins 1977
Prov: Purchased by Miss E. M. Hodgkins from the Penwith Gallery 1963
Exh: Summer Exhibition, Penwith Gallery, St Ives, 1963 (28) as ‘Drawing, June 1963’
When this work was unframed a very similar drawing by Alexander Mackenzie signed and dated 18 June 1963 was found underneath on a piece of paper of the same size. In a letter to the compiler (dated 8 April 1978) the artist wrote: 'Both the drawings you refer to were done at the same time - as far as I remember a line did not look right so I redrew the whole thing - I did not realise that I had left it in as packing!
'It was part of a series (one of which I still possess)-a reclining figure/landscape idea. I made two paintings at the time - reclining landscape - some title.
‘The purchase was made from the Penwith, and the drawing was untitled.’
The Tate Gallery 1976-8: Illustrated Catalogue of Acquisitions, London 1979