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Sketchbook [studies relating to Gelsenkirchen commission]

1953–5

Front cover

Created by
Robert Adams 1917–1984
Date
[c.1956–61]
Dimensions
440 x 283 mm
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Robert Adams, ‘Front cover’ [c.1956–61]

In Tate Britain

Created by
Robert Adams 1917–1984
Title
Sketchbook [studies relating to Gelsenkirchen commission]
Date
1953–5
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 8421/1/30

Description

Graphite, ink and crayon on paper, 440 x 283 mm, 41 pages (many loose and some laid in)

Sketchbook (studies relating to Gelsenkirchen commission). Grey cover printed 'Rowney Series 91, Artist's Layout Pad'. This sketchbook contains studies for a variety of different projects, for small religious sculptures to large architectural commissions, many of the studies on loose sheets of paper which have been laid in, regardless of chronological order. A large proportion of the studies are for the relief for the city theatre of Gelsenkirchen in West Germany. Other designs included in this sketchbook are those for the P&O commission 'SS Canberra'; plans for alterations to Adams's home at 2a (later 2b) Pilgrims Lane, Hampstead; and studies for metal sculptures 1956-1958, notably 'Mystical Form' and 'Thorns'.

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