Graham Sutherland OM

Sketchbook 8

1943

Study for ‘Opencast Coal Production: Moving back Earth from Coal’ 1943

Created by
Graham Sutherland OM 1903–1980
Date
1943
Medium
Conté crayon, watercolour paint and gouache on paper
Dimensions
205 x 235 mm
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Graham Sutherland OM, ‘Study for ‘Opencast Coal Production: Moving back Earth from Coal’ 1943’ 1943
Created by
Graham Sutherland OM 1903–1980
Title
Sketchbook 8
Date
1943
Description
Graphite, conté crayon, watercolour, and gouache on paper, 6 pages, no covers, 205 x 235 mm

This is a small fragment of a sketchbook and only includes two drawings; the other pages are blank. Both are studies of opencast coal mines, a subject which was suggested to him by the War Artists' Advisory Committee in July-August 1943 and which followed after the series of limestone quarries. The studies were made in Wales, at Pwl-du, Abergavenny.
Format
Bound volume - sketchbook
Collection
Tate Archive
Acquisition
Presented by Mrs Kathleen Sutherland, the artist's widow, in 1981.
Reference
TGA 812/8

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