John Wellsborn 1907
T02234 Painting 1957
Oil on board 302 x 280 (11 7/8 x 11)
Inscribed on back in pencil on two areas of white paint: 'John Wells | 1957' and 'ANCHOR STUDIO | TREWARVENETH STREET | NEWLYN | CORNWALL'
Bequeathed by Miss E.M. Hodgkins 1977
Painting1957 epitomises John Wells's work of the 1950's in its combination of pure abstraction and suggestions of natural sources and in its contrast of a highly textured surface with geometric areas of strong colour. In 1981 Wells said, 'Its very important to me to have a good texture at the background. I sometimes, you know, have a piece of board or something which has taken twenty years to get some sort of feeling for it' (Lewis and Fox-Pitt, 1981)…