Denis Mathews Sale of Great Wines at the Hospice de Beaune: Two Candles Still Burn c.1953

Artwork details

Artist
Denis Mathews 1913–1997
Title
Sale of Great Wines at the Hospice de Beaune: Two Candles Still Burn
Date c.1953
Medium Print, watercolour and ink on paper
Dimensions Support: 502 x 406 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition Purchased 1955
Reference
T00060
Not on display

Catalogue entry

T00060 SALE OF THE GREAT WINES AT THE HOSPICE DE BEAUNE: TWO CANDLES STILL BURN
c. 1953

Inscr. ‘Denis’ b.l.
Monotype finished in Chinese ink and watercolour, 19 3/4×16 (50×40·5).
Purchased from the artist through the Leicester Galleries (Knapping Fund) 1955.
Exh: Denis Mathews, ‘Wine Making in Burgundy’, Leicester Galleries, November 1955 (5).

One of twenty-five drawings and monotypes made in connexion with the lithographs prepared by the artist to illustrate A Book of Burgundy by Pierre Poupon and Pierre Forgeot, published in 1958; the lithograph based on this monotype, but oblong in format, is on p.18.

Besides the Leicester Galleries exhibition there was a further exhibition of similar works at the Redfern Gallery in 1958.

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