Bill Jacklin

Anemones VII


In Tate Britain

Prints and Drawings Room

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Bill Jacklin born 1943
Part of
Etching on paper
Image: 302 × 206 mm
Presented by the artist 1982

Catalogue entry

P02565 [from] Anemones 1977 [P02559-P02565; complete]

Seven etchings 11 7/8 × 8 1/8 (302 × 206) on paper 25 5/8 × 19 5/8 (651 × 499) watermarked ‘BFK RIVES FRANCE’, printed by Michael Rand and published by the artist in an edition of 40
Each inscribed ‘Jacklin 77’ b.r. and ‘19/40’, and ‘Anemones I to VII’ respectively
Presented by the artist 1982

This portfolio marks a transition in Jacklin's imagery from regular abstract configurations to a more representational vein, while at the same time commenting on his visual language by showing an image of a vase of flowers evolving into an expressive pattern of line and tone. The first print shows anemones in a patterned vase on a window still with a deep shadow to the front and right of the image. Numbers ‘II’ to ‘V’ show the flower heads dying and falling onto the sill and taking on a new formal role with the shadows and with fragments of the pattern from the vase. In ‘VI’ a regular pattern is forming at the top of the image and in ‘VII’ the pattern has become the complete image though it retains the identities of the original formal components.

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

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