Colin Self b.1941
T01580 Corvette Engine and Model 1965
Inscribed ‘Colin Self 16–May ‘65’ b.l.
Pencil and crayon on card, 22 1/16x 15 5/16 (56.1 x 39).
Purchased from Lambeth Arts Limited (Gytha Trust) 1972.
Coll: Mark Glazebrook; Lambeth Arts Limited.
Exh: Piccadilly Gallery, November–December 1965 (4, repr.).
The artist wrote (letter of 4 June 1974): ‘The drawing “Corvette Engine and Model” was made either very early or in spring 1965 when my wife Margaret, daughter Jacqueline and I lived in Tivoli Road, Hornsey, London. I used mainly the sitting room to draw in... I sat in the front bay window with the drawing board resting on the window shelf, listening to either Wimbledon tennis, cricket or Radio London on the radio, occasionally looking up the road directly opposite us, watching people coming and going and especially feeling the changes of light through the day, twilight of a clear day after hard but relatively relaxed drawing being a favourite time…