Edward Wadsworth
Granite Quarries, Darby Hill, Oldbury 1919

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Edward Wadsworth 1889–1949
Granite Quarries, Darby Hill, Oldbury
Date 1919
Medium Ink on paper
Dimensions Support: 254 x 362 mm
Acquisition Purchased 1951
Not on display

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After the first world war Wadsworth made a number of drawings of industrial landscapes. They represent a key phase in his development. Like his earlier Vorticist work they are concerned with regular forms reduced to simple planes. But they also show him attempting to forge a more realistic and unidealised vision of the modern world in the aftermath of war. Appropriately, they focus on the waste products of industrialisation, in particular quarries and slag heaps.

July 2008

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