Ian Stephenson 1934-2000
T01689 Parental Palette 1959
Inscribed ‘escutcheon / Father’s Palette / Hunwick 1959/ Ian Stephenson / Parental Palette’ on the back support and (stencilled) on the back of the frame Tan Stephenson / Escutcheon / Parental Palette / Hunwick County Durham 1959’.
Oil on mahogany palette with nail on plywood board, 16½ x14 (42 x 35.5).Purchased from the artist (Grant-in-Aid) 1972.
Exh: Laing Art Gallery, Newcastle, October 1970 (9,repr.).
Ian Stephenson has edited a draft entry by the compiler based on a conversation of 22 May 1974 to provide the following catalogue note on ‘Parental Palette’.
The artist, recently married, was about to leave his home in the north country at the time of the completion of this work, although he was always to return regularly two or three times a year on visits…