John WellsRelief Construction 1941

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Artwork details

Artist
John Wells (1907‑2000)
Title
Relief Construction
Date 1941
MediumGouache, graphite, string, cardboard and plastic on board
Dimensionsobject: 321 x 422 x 45 mm frame: 348 x 452 x 56 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition Purchased 1973
Reference
T01759
Not on display

Catalogue entry

John Wellsborn 1907

T01759 Relief Construction 1941

Gouache, emulsion, pencil, string, cardboard and celluloid on cardboard 321 x 422 x 45 (12 5/8 x 16 5/8 x 1 3/4)

Inscriptions:
Back, top right, 'RELIEF CONSTRUCTION | Made in Isles of Scilly | Cornwall 1941', in black crayon on ground of white emulsion obscuring abstract design
Back, centre, 'John Wells 1941', in pencil
Back, centre, 'John Wells', incised into ground
Original backboard, top right, 'RELIEF CONSTRUCTION | MADE IN ISLES OF | SCILLY. CORNWALL. | 1941'
Original backboard, centre, 'John Wells | Relief Construction'
Original backboard, bottom left, 'ANCHOR STUDIO | TREWARVENETH STREET | NEWLYN | W. CORNWALL'
Original backboard, bottom right, 'John Wells 1941… (read more)

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