John Minton

Corte, Corsica

1947

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Artist
John Minton 1917–1957
Medium
Ink on paper
Dimensions
Support: 400 x 273 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition
Purchased 1959
Reference
T00237

Catalogue entry

T00237 CORTE, CORSICA 1947

Inscr. ‘John Minton 1947’ t.r.
Indian ink on paper, 15 3/4×10 3/4 (40×27·25).
Purchased at Christie's (Knapping Fund) 1959.
Coll: Sold by the artist's executors at Christie's, 20 February 1959 (100), bt. Tate Gallery.
Repr: Alan Ross, Time was away, 1948, p.79.

Minton visited Corsica in the late summer of 1947 with Alan Ross in connexion with their book Time was away, published by John Lehmann the following year; Minton did the illustrations, Ross the text. A group of Minton's drawings of views in Corsica was exhibited at the Lefevre Gallery in February 1949.

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