T00558 SEEDTIME 1958–9
Inscr. ‘Seed Time No. 19’ twice on back of stretcher.
Canvas, 56×44 (142·5×111·5).
Purchased from the Waddington Galleries (Grant-in-Aid) 1962.
Exh: Waddington Galleries, March–April 1959 (19); British Council tour, Contemporary British Painting, Cyprus, Lebanon, Iran and Iraq, 1961–2 (16).
The artist wrote that ‘the painting “Seedtime” was begun in the late summer of '58 and completed early in '59. I am in the habit of painting ten to fifteen canvases at a time and working on all for a considerable period. I date them therefore, by the year in which they were completed’ (letter of 6 February 1963).
Mary Chamot, Dennis Farr and Martin Butlin, The Modern British Paintings, Drawings and Sculpture, London 1964, II