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Sketch of a rough outline for piece of lettering ‘Decora et Fulgida’ for ‘Vexilla Regis’

1950–9

Created by
David Jones 1895–1974
Title
Sketch of a rough outline for piece of lettering ‘Decora et Fulgida’ for ‘Vexilla Regis’
Date
1950–9
Medium
Graphite on paper
Dimensions
313 x 371 mm (drawing), 420 x 594 mm (mount)
Description
This is from Jones' painting 'Vexilla Regis' 1947 which was inspired by the hymn of the same name. It had the lyrics 'Arbor decora et fulgida,' or 'O lovely and refulgent Tree'.
Format
Artwork - on paper, unique
Collection
Tate Archive
Acquisition
Purchased by the Archive from the Anthony d'Offay Gallery, 1982.
Reference
TGA 8222/1/90

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