Robert Adams

Sketchbook [round]

1980

Study for an unexecuted bronze sculpture with a vertical slit

Created by
Robert Adams 1917–1984
Date
1980
Medium
Graphite on paper
Dimensions
89 mm
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Robert Adams, ‘Study for an unexecuted bronze sculpture with a vertical slit’ 1980

In Tate Britain

Created by
Robert Adams 1917–1984
Title
Sketchbook [round]
Date
1980
Description
Graphite on round paper, diameter 89 mm, 18 pages

This series of small, round pages makes up Adams's last surviving sketchbook. They contain studies for his last bronze sculptures of 1980¿1, some of the 'Ovoid Variations', 'Crest', 'Pterinea Form' and 'Divergence 2', which were not exhibited publicly during his lifetime.
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 8421/1/61

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