John Wells Abstraction 1950

Artwork details

Artist
John Wells 1907–2000
Title
Abstraction
Date 1950
Medium Engraving on paper
Dimensions Image: 67 x 115 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition Purchased 1985
Reference
P77131
Not on display

Catalogue entry

John Wells born 1907

P77131 Abstraction 1950

Engraving 67 x 115 (2 5/8 x 4 1/2) on wove paper 197 x 280 (7 3/4 x 11); plate-mark 70 x 121 (2 3/4 x 4 3/4); printed by the artist at Penzance School of Art and published by him; artist's proof aside from the edition of 25
Inscribed ‘John Wells. 1950' below image b.r., ‘AP' below image b.l. and ‘Abstraction 1950 | AP | Shown Prints under £1' on back t.r.
Purchased from the artist (Grant-in-Aid) 1985

P77131 was included in the Prints under £1 exhibition at Robin Nance's shop, St Ives in December 1951. The exhibition included prints by Warren and Alix MacKenzie, John Wells, Patrick Hayman and Peter Lanyon.

Published in:
The Tate Gallery 1984-86: Illustrated Catalogue of Acquisitions Including Supplement to Catalogue of Acquisitions 1982-84, Tate Gallery, London 1988, pp.470-1


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