Robert Adams

Pages from ‘Paris’ sketchbook

[c.1948–50]

Two drawings of an abstract figure with a rectangular background

The drawings resemble sculptures carved of Bath stone of 1949 (untraced).

Created by
Robert Adams 1917–1984
Date
[c.1948–50]
Medium
Ink on paper
Dimensions
303 x 444 mm
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Robert Adams, ‘Two drawings of an abstract figure with a rectangular background’ [c.1948–50]

In Tate Britain

Created by
Robert Adams 1917–1984
Title
Pages from ‘Paris’ sketchbook
Date
[c.1948–50]
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 8421/1/7

Description

Graphite, ink, wash and crayon on paper, 303 x 444 mm, 74 pages, no covers

This group of studies was probably drawn at the same time as the last section of TGA 8421/1/6. It contains studies for sculptures shown at Gimpel Fils in April 1949. Almost all are of abstracted figures drawn rapidly in outline in ink and graphite, with two or three to each page. The group also contains studies for carved wood figures similar to those in TGA 8421/1/6. One of these sheets of studies is inscribed 'Paris' by Adams.

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