John Plumb

Edgehill

1962

Medium
Acrylic paint, PVC, vinyl and tape on canvas
Dimensions
Support: 1806 x 1220 x 53 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition
Presented by E.J. Power through the Friends of the Tate Gallery 1962
Reference
T00509

Catalogue entry

T00509 EDGEHILL 1962

Inscr. on back, ‘Edgehill John Plumb’ with address and instructions for conservation.
P.V.C., vinyl and cloth tapes over emulsion paint on canvas, 71 1/4×48 (181×122).
Presented by E.J. Power through the Friends of the Tate Gallery 1962.
Coll: Purchased by E.J. Power from the artist with the intention of presenting it to the Tate Gallery 1962.

Executed in January 1962. The artist has stated that ‘The title “Edgehill” has some significance in that this is one of a series of paintings in which I developed an emblematic quality..., and the titles have battle and legendary reference.’ (Letters from the artist, 3 and 8 June 1962.)

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