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Northampton Sketchbook 3

[c.1947]

Front cover

Created by
Robert Adams 1917–1984
Date
[c.1947]
Dimensions
304 x 247 mm
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Robert Adams, ‘Front cover’ [c.1947]

In Tate Britain

Created by
Robert Adams 1917–1984
Title
Northampton Sketchbook 3
Date
[c.1947]
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 8421/1/5

Description

Crayon on paper, 304 x 247 mm, 24 pages plus covers

Study of a head and part of shoulders of old man with moustache, smoking a pipe and wearing a top hat. This is the same subject as in the sketchbook of Northampton and Paris studies,TGA 8421/1/6, pages 2, 3 and 5. From the newspaper clipping in the Tate Archive collection, the sitter can be identified as a Northampton man known as "A.J.", and further information from Miss R. Watson MA, Northamptonshire County Archivist, has identified the sitter as the Northampton Coroner Albert Joseph Darnell. In August 1987, Mrs Pat Adams provided the information that Adams was commissioned to paint an oil portrait of the coroner. The remaining twelve pages are blank.

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