Graham Sutherland 1903-80
Study for ‘Horned Forms’ 1944
Gouache, ink and pencil on paper 160 x 135 (6 5/16 x 5 5/16)
Inscribed in black ink ‘S’ t.l. and ‘Sutherland’ b.l. and in pencil ‘1944’ t.l.
Presented by the artist 1971
Douglas Cooper, The Work of Graham Sutherland, London 1961, p.74
Tate Gallery Report 1970-2, London 1972, p.191
There are two versions of the painting Horned Forms for which this gouache is a study. The earlier and slightly smaller one, now in the Tate Gallery’s collection (T00834), was bought by the artist’s solicitor Wilfred Evill c.1945 and a second was painted for Sutherland’s first New York exhibition at the Buchholz Gallery in February 1946, where it was purchased by the Museum of Modern Art, New York…