- Created by
- Graham Sutherland OM 1903–1980
- Sketchbook 18
- Bound volume - sketchbook
- Tate Archive
- Presented by Mrs Kathleen Sutherland, the artist's widow, in 1981.
- TGA 812/18
Chalk, watercolour, and gouache on paper, 14 pages plus covers, 367 x 255 mm
This sketchbook is mainly devoted to early studies for 'The Origins of the Land' painted for the Land of Britain pavilion at the Festival of Britain. The organisers of the Festival exhibition wrote to Sutherland on 6 April 1950 inviting him to paint a mural for this pavilion and to submit designs to half or quarter scale by the beginning of May. In the end, however, the designs were not delivered until 12 July. The drawings in this sketchbook are among the large number of studies he made in the meantime, trying out different themes and gradually working out the composition; they pre-date his adoption of a predominantly sulphur-yellow palette. The final picture was painted in 1951.
- Collection of forty sketchbooks and fragments of sketchbooks TGA 812 (40)
- Sketchbook 18 TGA 812/18
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