- Bridget Riley born 1931
- Polyvinyl acetate paint on hardboard
- Support: 1410 x 1403 mm
- Purchased 1963
On loan to: Compton Verney (Compton Verney, UK)
Exhibition: Colour and Perception: From Seurat to Riley
T00616 FALL 1963
Inscr. ‘Riley’ 63' on edge of support b.r.
Emulsion on hardboard, 55 1/2×55 1/4 (141×140·5).
Purchased from Gallery One (Grant-in-Aid) 1963.
Exh: Gallery One, September 1963 (15, repr.).
The artist wrote (28 October 1963) that this work was painted in June–July 1963 and added: ‘I find it difficult to make a comment concerning “Fall” for your catalogue mainly because it is a recent work and gives rise to certain possibilities I intend to develop in future paintings before reaching a position to make a conclusive statement - I try to organise a field of visual energy which accumulates until it reaches maximum tension.’
Mary Chamot, Dennis Farr and Martin Butlin, The Modern British Paintings, Drawings and Sculpture, London 1964, II