Keith Vaughan Leaping Figure 1951

Artwork details

Artist
Keith Vaughan 1912–1977
Title
Leaping Figure
Date 1951
Medium Oil paint on canvas
Dimensions Support: 914 x 711 mm
frame: 1132 x 927 x 53 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition Purchased 1956
Reference
T00090
Not on display

Catalogue entry

T00090 LEAPING FIGURE 1951

Inscr. ‘Vaughan 51’ b.r.
Canvas, 36×28 (91·5×71).
Purchased from the artist (Grant-in-Aid) 1956.
Exh: Lefevre Gallery, October 1951 (5); Hatton Gallery, Newcastle, Liverpool, Birmingham, Leeds and Nottingham, February–June 1956 (10); Whitechapel Art Gallery, March–April 1962 (124, repr. pl.28).

The artist explained (letter of 12 October 1956) that this was ‘an attempt to evolve a solid and monumental composition out of the transitory and fluid forms suggested by a figure in movement. The painting was approached through a series of drawings.’ One of these drawings, pencil, 5 3/4×4 3/8 in., was exhibited at the Hatton Gallery and elsewhere, 1956 (37), and was sold at Sotheby's, 4 December 1963 (124), bt. Williams.

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

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