Sir Terry Frost

Camping, Anduze


In Tate Britain

Prints and Drawings Room

View by appointment
Sir Terry Frost 1915–2003
Etching on paper
Image: 257 × 209 mm
Purchased 1983

Catalogue entry

P07986 Camping, Anduze 1979

Etching 10 7/8 × 8 1/4 (257 × 209) on paper 15 3/8×11 3/4 (391 × 300), printed at Reading University by the artist and Harry Redman, not editioned
Inscribed ‘Terry Frost’ b.r. and ‘A/P Camping Anduze’ and ‘not editioned possibly 6 printed 1967 or 1968’
Purchased from the artist (Grant-in-Aid) 1983

‘Camping Anduze’ was made while Frost was visiting the sculptor, Elizabeth Frink, who lived nearby. It was preceded by a drawing executed at the camp site near Anduze where Frost and his family were staying. The print depicts a car parked beside a one-leaf tree which hangs over a saucepan and water bottle standing on a table. The sun is high in the sky. ‘We were the only English in a totally French camp at that time, so we got the tree with only one leaf for shade.’ Frost visited Anduze on three occasions between 1969 and 1979. Since inscribing the work he has recalled that he drew the image on his first visit to Anduze and printed it in c.1969–70.

This entry has been approved by the artist.

Published in:
The Tate Gallery 1982-84: Illustrated Catalogue of Acquisitions, London 1986

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