John Maxwell Cliffs 1959

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Artwork details

Artist
John Maxwell 1905–1962
Title
Cliffs
Date 1959
Medium Watercolour on paper
Dimensions Support: 384 x 571 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition Purchased 1955
Reference
T00006
Not on display

Catalogue entry

T00006 CLIFFS 1954

Inscr. ‘John Maxwell’ 54' b.r.
Watercolour, 14 1/2×21 1/2 (37×55).
Purchased from the artist (Cleve Fund) 1955.

The artist wrote from Dalbeattie (15 April 1955): ‘The picture was painted in the studio from a drawing made on the spot at the coast near here. The drawing is almost purely factual-essentially a structural affair - and the scheme of colour an attempt to convey the mood and feeling of the place.’

Published in:
Mary Chamot, Dennis Farr and Martin Butlin, The Modern British Paintings, Drawings and Sculpture, London 1964, II

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