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Sketchbook 5

1942–3

Front cover

Created by
Graham Sutherland OM 1903–1980
Date
1942–3
Medium
Card with label
Dimensions
135 x 114 mm
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Graham Sutherland OM, ‘Front cover’ 1942–3
Created by
Graham Sutherland OM 1903–1980
Title
Sketchbook 5
Date
1942–3
Format
Bound volume - sketchbook
Collection
Tate Archive
Acquisition
Presented by Mrs Kathleen Sutherland, the artist's widow, in 1981.
Reference
TGA 812/5

Description

Graphite, chalk, crayon, ink, and watercolour on paper, 52 pages plus covers, 135 x 114 mm

This sketchbook includes studies for several of his projects as an Official War Artist (a munitions factory, tin mining, limestone quarries), dating from 1942 or the first half of 1943. The tin mine studies were made in Cornwall, the drawings of limestone quarries at Buxton in Derbyshire. There are also several sketches for the cover of the May 1943 issue of 'Poetry London', and for the colour lithographs Tassi 46-8 made for same issue. About two-thirds of the pages are blank.

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