Anne Said Jo’s Wild Wood 1961

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Artwork details

Artist
Anne Said 1914–1995
Title
Jo’s Wild Wood
Date 1961
Medium Graphite on paper
Dimensions Support: 762 x 540 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition Purchased 1962
Reference
T00533
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Catalogue entry

T00533 JO'S WILD WOOD 1961

Inscr. ‘Anne Saïd’ b.r.  
Pencil, 30×21 1/4 (76·5×54).  
Purchased from the artist (Grant-in-Aid) 1962.  
Exh: New Art Centre, May 1961 (22).  

The artist wrote (30 June and 3 July 1962) that this was the first drawing she made after moving into her country house in Wiltshire just over a year before. The gnarled tree root was brought to her by a woman from a near-by farm, hence the title.

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

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