John Armstrong b. 1893
T01061 TOCSIN III 1967
Inscribed ‘John Armstrong 67’ b.r. and, on the stretcher, ‘JOHN ARMSTRONG TOCSIN III’
Canvas, 28×36 (71×91·5)
Chantrey Purchase from the artist 1968.
Exh: R.A., 1968 (2).
The artist wrote (10 April 1969): ‘There are so far five paintings in the Tocsin series...in all of these a solid object, i.e. the warning bell, is represented as thrusting through a facade.’
Another of the series is in the collection of the Arts Council.
The Tate Gallery: Acquisitions 1968-9, London 1969