Graham Sutherland OM

Sketchbook 2

1936–7

Front cover

Inscribed '1937' in large characters.

Created by
Graham Sutherland OM 1903–1980
Date
1936–7
Dimensions
217 x 145 mm
Show details
Graham Sutherland OM, ‘Front cover’ 1936–7
Created by
Graham Sutherland OM 1903–1980
Title
Sketchbook 2
Date
1936–7
Format
Bound volume - sketchbook
Collection
Tate Archive
Acquisition
Presented by Mrs Kathleen Sutherland, the artist's widow, in 1981.
Reference
TGA 812/2

Description

Graphite, ink and watercolour on paper, 11 sheets, stubs of 37 pages plus covers, 217 x 140 mm

This sketchbook is dated 1937, the year before his first one-man exhibition of paintings, and shows him working on watercolours and oils and on commissions for applied art. The latter includes posters ('Go out into the Country' for London Passenger Transport Board and 'To visit Britain's Landmarks' for Shell Mex and BP Ltd.) and the design of decorative paper boards for the magazine 'Signature'. The inclusion of what seem to be two studies for 'Welsh Landscape' of 1936 shows that he must have begun the sketchbook in 1936, probably towards the end of that year.

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