Robert Adams

Northampton Sketchbook 1

[c.1944]

Studies of crouching figures

Created by
Robert Adams 1917–1984
Date
[c.1944]
Medium
Graphite on paper
Dimensions
254 x 184 mm
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Robert Adams, ‘Studies of crouching figures’ [c.1944]

In Tate Britain

Created by
Robert Adams 1917–1984
Title
Northampton Sketchbook 1
Date
[c.1944]
Description
Graphite, crayon and ink on paper, 254 x 184 mm

This sketchbook is one of the earliest to survive and probably dates from c.1944. Adams was a conscientious objector and during the Second World War worked in a reserved occupation making agricultural machinery. Many of the sketches show scenes at his workplace. Other studies are of farm animals, possibly in the countryside surrounding the village of Hardingstone, near Northampton, where he lived until 1951.
Format
Bound volume - sketchbook
Collection
Tate Archive
Acquisition
Presented by Mrs Pat Adams, widow of the artist, and her daughter Mrs Mary Adams Weatherhead, in 1984 and 1990.
Reference
TGA 8421/1/1

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