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Sketchbook 33

1961

Corner of first sheet

Only one corner of this sheet remains; the rest has been roughly (and irregularly) torn out. What is left of this page has several small indecipherable pencil lines, but is otherwise blank. Rather grubby and with a few tiny paint marks.

Created by
Graham Sutherland OM 1903–1980
Date
1961
Medium
Graphite on paper
Dimensions
292 x 240 mm
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Graham Sutherland OM, ‘Corner of first sheet’ 1961
Created by
Graham Sutherland OM 1903–1980
Title
Sketchbook 33
Date
1961
Format
Bound volume - sketchbook
Collection
Tate Archive
Acquisition
Presented by Mrs Kathleen Sutherland, the artist's widow, in 1981.
Reference
TGA 812/33

Description

Graphite, crayon, chalk, watercolour, and oil on paper, 13 pages, 2 pages and front cover are missing, 292 x 240 mm

Almost all of the drawings in this sketchbook are studies for the cover of Douglas Cooper's monograph on his work, published by Lund Humphries in November 1961. Cooper's letters to him show that he began work on the cover design in or by December 1960; however, most of the work was done the following Spring. These drawings represent a fairly advanced stage an include some in green and red very similar to the final design.

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