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