P07683 After Biagio di Antonio 1980
Lithograph 6 × 10 (152 × 254) on paper 13 3/4 × 13 1/8 (334 × 334), printed by Hans Kahler, Munich, not editioned
Purchased from the artist (Grant-in-Aid) 1982
An image in the same format as this print appears in the film ‘The History of Nothing’ which Paolozzi made with Dennis Postle in 1960–2, but there the image seen through the windscreen is the famous Greek sculpture of Laocöon, the Trojan priest sentenced, with his sons, to be crushed to death by serpents for warning the Trojans against the wooden horse. In this print the image is a detail from a cassone panel with three scenes from the Trojan wars by Biagio di Antonio (in the collection of the Fitzwilliam Museum, Cambridge).
The Tate Gallery 1982-84: Illustrated Catalogue of Acquisitions, London 1986