N05988 GRANITE QUARRIES, DARBY HILL, OLDBURY 1919
Inscr. ‘Edward Wadsworth 1919’ b.l. and ‘Granite Quarries, Darby Hill, Oldbury’ on verso.
Pen and ink, 10×14 1/4 (25·5×36·25).
Purchased from Mrs Wadsworth (Knapping Fund) 1951.
Exh: Tate Gallery, February–March 1951 (64).
This was one of a number of drawings executed during 1919–20 when the artist was collecting material for his book The Black Country, published by the Ovid Press, London, in 1920. It was probably done during the time Wadsworth was staying with Sir Barry Jackson in Birmingham.
Mary Chamot, Dennis Farr and Martin Butlin, The Modern British Paintings, Drawings and Sculpture, London 1964, II