David Hockney

Drawing for ‘Glass Table with Objects’


Not on display

David Hockney born 1937
Graphite, crayon and gouache on paper
Support: 353 × 430 mm
Presented by Klaus Anschel in memory of his wife Gerty 1997


This drawing for a five colour lithograph published by Peterburg Press in 1969 is one of a number of high focus still lifes executed by Hockney in the late 1960s. The glass table, or a similar one, is seen in many still lifes and portraits the artist made during this period.

Further reading:
Nikos Stangos (ed.), David Hockney by David Hockney, London 1976

Terry Riggs
November 1997

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Technique and condition

A still life drawing in pencil, crayon and gouache on a thick white wove paper. The table and objects are outlined in pencil, with shading in crayon and pencil. The table top is painted in gouache, over the pencil and crayon, resulting in a slight surface sheen.

The drawing is in good condition with minimal discolouration to the paper surface. An assessment of the drawing on acquisition proposes treatment to remove the pressure sensitive tape residues, remaining on the side edges of the recto, and top and bottom edges of the verso.

Calvin Winner
November 1997


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