T00600 Transylvania 1962
Inscribed 'Frank Roth' b.r. and 'OCT. NOV. 1962 | FRANK ROTH' on back of canvas
Grumbacher and Shiva casein paint, shellac and oil on linen, 68 x 100 (173 x 254); the picture is in two sections on separate stretchers, each 68 x 50 (173 x 127)
Presented by William C. de Vry through the American Federation of Arts 1963
Prov: William C. de Vry, Chicago (purchased from the artist through the Grace Borgenicht Gallery, New York)
Exh: Frank Roth, Grace Borgenicht Gallery, New York, December 1962 (no catalogue)
The artist wrote (29 March 1964) that the title of this work has no significance other than helping him to remember which painting it is.
'As to whether the painting is one of a series is a difficult question to answer, for everything I do has some relation to the painting I did before it. So I really wouldn't actually say that it is part of a specific series.
'I wouldn't say that my work is completely abstract, in the sense of being nonobjective. That is I believe my paintings do have a specific mood, or feeling about them, but they are not based on any specific realistic content.'
Ronald Alley, Catalogue of the Tate Gallery's Collection of Modern Art other than Works by British Artists, Tate Gallery and Sotheby Parke-Bernet, London 1981, p.656, reproduced p.656