John Banting, recipient: John Humphrey Spender

Charcoal drawing with letter written on the drawing from John Banting to Humphrey Spender

[c.1930s]

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In Tate Britain

Created by
John Banting 1902–1971
Recipient
John Humphrey Spender 1910–2005
Title
Charcoal drawing with letter written on the drawing from John Banting to Humphrey Spender
Date
[c.1930s]
Medium
Ink and charcoal on paper
Dimensions
416 x 285 mm
Description
This drawing is composed from abstract shapes mostly made by moving the long side of a piece of charcoal or graphite over the surface of the paper in swirly, circular, or angular movements. The writing, using pink ink, is mainly confined to areas of blank paper in between the charcoal shapes. It is sent from '33 Roehampton' [Banting's address in the 1930s] and in it Banting suggests that Humphrey Spender makes some pictures of Marianne Oswald.
Format
Artwork - on paper, unique
Collection
Tate Archive
Acquisition
This collection was presented to the Tate Archive by Humphrey Spender in 1997.
Reference
TGA 9717/1/17

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