P07118 [from] THREE WOODCUTS circa 1915–18 [P07118-P07120]
Purchased from the d'Offay Couper Gallery (Gytha Trust) 1970.
(i) View of a Town circa 1918.
Printed in two colours.
Image 6×4⅛ (15×10.5) on paper 12½×10 (31.5×25.5).
Coll: The artist's daughter, Mrs von Bethmann Hollweg, London; d'Offay Couper Gallery, London.
Exh: Abstract Art in England 1913–1915, d'Offay Couper Gallery, November–December 1969 (37–39, repr.).
Repr: (iii) is also reproduced in Studio International, CLXXVIII, 1969, p. 221.
The titles used here and in the d'Offay Couper exhibition were taken from an unpublished thesis on Vorticism by William Lipke. The two most abstract works (ii) and (iii) are dated c. 1915 because of some resemblance to Wadsworth's works reproduced in Blast, No. 2, published in July 1915; the other, more spatial design seems to reflect his experiences during the latter part of the war as a camouflage artist.
The Tate Gallery 1968-70, London 1970