Robert Adams

Sketchbook [Cathcart Road studies]

1963–6

Front cover

Created by
Robert Adams 1917–1984
Date
1963–6
Dimensions
254 x 405 mm
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Robert Adams, ‘Front cover’ 1963–6

In Tate Britain

Created by
Robert Adams 1917–1984
Title
Sketchbook [Cathcart Road studies]
Date
1963–6
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 8421/1/40

Description

Graphite and ink on paper, 254 x 405 mm

Grey/blue cover printed 'Winsor & Newton Swift lay-out pad, Series 47'. The majority of studies in this sketchbook are for an architectural commission of 1963, to provide a sculpture for a house designed by Timothy Rendle, at Cathcart Road, London, S.W.10. There are also studies for another architectural commission, a screen and door handles for Sekers Textiles Showrooms in Sloane Street, Knightsbridge, which were made in 1964; studies for sculptures exhibited in 1966; studies for reliefs - four of which were shown at Gimpel Fils in October 1966; and studies for screens - one of which was shown at Battersea Park in the summer of 1966. Some of the themes and sketches resemble those of TGA 8421/1/44.

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