John Walker Conservatory II 1979

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Artwork details

Artist
John Walker born 1939
Title
Conservatory II
Date 1979
Medium Screenprint on paper
Dimensions Image: 1448 x 1267 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition Purchased 1981
Reference
P07500
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Catalogue entry

P07500 CONSERVATORY II 1979

Both inscribed ‘Walker 79’ bottom right ‘I’ inscribed ‘Conservatory’ and ‘44/45’ ‘II’ inscribed ‘Conservatory II’ and ‘39/45’ Two screenprints, printed at Advanced Graphics and published by the artist, each approx. 57×48 1/2 (144.7×123) Purchased from Nigel Greenwood (Grant-in-Aid) 1981

Both prints [P07499 and P07500] are based on a drawing (no.8, repr. Drawings 1978, Nigel Greenwood Gallery), divided by a large tall triangular shape at the left. In ‘Conservatory II’, narrow louvred shutters frame this central image: a window, a balcony and shutters appear in a number of drawings (op.cit.) and the ‘Numinous’ paintings, all 1977–8. The tall triangle and flower and leaf shapes also appear in later drawings (see especially no.22, repr. Drawings 1981, Nigel Greenwood Gallery). A flower motif in ‘Conservatory I’ appears to be derived from a Japanese kimono pattern.

Published in:
The Tate Gallery 1980-82: Illustrated Catalogue of Acquisitions, London 1984

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