Graham Sutherland OM

Sketchbook 11

[c.1944–9]

Front cover

Created by
Graham Sutherland OM 1903–1980
Date
[c.1944–9]
Dimensions
217 x 140 mm
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Graham Sutherland OM, ‘Front cover’ [c.1944–9]
Created by
Graham Sutherland OM 1903–1980
Title
Sketchbook 11
Date
[c.1944–9]
Format
Bound volume - sketchbook
Collection
Tate Archive
Acquisition
Presented by Mrs Kathleen Sutherland, the artist's widow, in 1981.
Reference
TGA 812/11

Description

Graphite, ink, pastel and watercolour on paper, 10 pages plus covers, stubs of 7 pages, 217 x 140 mm

The drawings in this sketchbook are mostly of Pembrokeshire landscape subjects, but also include further studies for the Tate's war painting 'Furnaces', 1944. It seems probable that the Pembrokeshire sketches were almost all, made in the course of Sutherland's visit to Pembrokeshire in August - September that year. The stylised drawing of a man with a Picasso-like head may have been added later, perhaps as late as 1949. There is a loose front or back cover to a sketchbook which may have come from this one. On its inside a schematic drawing in pencil of tubular and oval forms which could be pieces of machinery in a foundry. The binding is loosely stitched with black threads which do not match up with any of the Tate's sketchbooks.

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