Sir Terry Frost



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Sir Terry Frost 1915–2003
Drypoint on paper
Image: 125 × 167 mm
Purchased 1983

Catalogue entry

P07985 Leeds 1956

Drypoint 4 7/8 × 6 5/8 (125 × 167) on paper 7 1/8 × 8 (181 × 205), printed by the artist at Leeds College of Art, not editioned
Inscribed ‘Terry Frost 56’ b.r. and ‘Leeds. Cottage Rd never editioned possibly 4 printed’
Purchased from the artist (Grant-in-Aid) 1983

‘Leeds’ was made while Frost was Gregory Fellow at Leeds University and refers specifically to the landscape. It relates closely to a painting of the same year entitled ‘Winter Landscape’ (British Council Collection, repr. The British Council Collection 1938–1984, 1984, p.61) which depicts similar spiral motifs. According to Frost, ‘The spirals were to do with the movement made in the sheep's wool by the wind in the Dales.’ Frost produced a number of paintings in this period emphasising the contrast between black and white which he had experienced in the snow-covered landscape. The use of drypoint in P07985 emphasises the blackness of the line. Frost had used this medium on a number of previous occasions in St Ives.

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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