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Sketchbook

[c.1969–70]

Front cover

Created by
Robert Adams 1917–1984
Date
[c.1969–70]
Dimensions
444 x 276 mm
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Robert Adams, ‘Front cover’ [c.1969–70]

In Tate Britain

Created by
Robert Adams 1917–1984
Title
Sketchbook
Date
[c.1969–70]
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 8421/1/47

Description

Graphite and ink on paper, 444 x 276 mm

Pink cover cover, printed with 'Daler Lay-out pad'. Several pages are missing from the front of the book. This sketchbook was used in 1969¿70, after Adams had abandoned large scale sculptures in welded steel and turned to smaller works which he carved. It contains studies for a series of chromed steel blocks, and also studies for many of the ten or so Sicilian marble or stone sculptures of 1970. Also includes several pages of studies of the 'Stations of the Cross', possibly connected with a commission in 1969¿70 for the New Roman Catholic cathedral at Clifton, Bristol (the commission was never realised).

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