T01933 MUSIC DRAWING 1963
Inscribed on back of mount ‘Music Drawing 1963 Tom Phillips’
Charcoal on paper mounted on board, 22×30 (55.9×76.2)
Purchased from Marlborough Fine Art Limited (Grant-in-Aid) 1974
Tom Phillips told the compiler (7 May 1975) that this drawing was the first of a series of about 10 large drawings in which the artist tried to record in the most loose and generalised way, his view of listening to a piece of music. Reading the drawing from left to right is the ‘equivalent’ of the passing of time.
T01933 was not ‘about’ a particular piece of music, though some of the other drawings in the series were, in addition to being much tighter.