Robert Adams

Sketchbook [studies of carved and welded sculptures]

[c.1952–7]

Front cover

Created by
Robert Adams 1917–1984
Date
[c.1952–7]
Dimensions
255 x 390 mm
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Robert Adams, ‘Front cover’ [c.1952–7]

In Tate Britain

Created by
Robert Adams 1917–1984
Title
Sketchbook [studies of carved and welded sculptures]
Date
[c.1952–7]
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 8421/1/18

Description

Ink, graphite and wash on paper, 255 x 390 mm

Grey cover with 'Roberson's & Co Ltd, 71 Parkway, London, England'. This full sketchbook was used between c.1952 and c.1957 and covers the period of transtition to sculptures made of welded steel. Includes studies for 'Divided Columns' and 'Divided Pillars', and studies for 'Growing Forms', a series of 1952¿3. Several pages contain studies for the last wood carvings Adams made, 'Counterbalances', some of which were shown at Gimpel Fils, February 1956. Also contains studies of primitive tools, and drawings of religious subjects, mainly Christ on the Cross. The pages are largely in chronological order.

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