William Turnbull b.1922
T01788 Trestle 1971
Canadian pine, 41¿ x 48 x 60 (105 x 122 x 152.5); dimensions variable. Purchased from the Waddington Galleries (Grant-in-Aid) 1973.
Exh: Tate Gallery, August–October 1973 (81, repr.).
Lit: Richard Morphet, in catalogue of Tate Gallery exhibition, 1973, pp.64–5.
The following notes, based on conversations with the artist in 1973, have been approved by him.
Turnbull has made two sculptures entitled ‘Trestle’. The first, dated 1969–70, is in painted steel and is 108 in. long. It is reproduced in the Tate Gallery Turnbull exhibition catalogue, 1973 (op. cit.), p.65. The uppermost, supported, elements are nine U-beams. Unlike those in T01788, the actual trestles in ‘Trestle’ 1969–70 have horizontal members near the ground as well as at their apexes, permitting U-beams to be laid horizontally at two different heights as well as on the ground…