Keith VaughanRotherhithe 1961

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Artist
Keith Vaughan (1912‑1977)
Title
Rotherhithe
Date 1961
MediumOil paint on canvas
Dimensionssupport: 762 x 1219 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition Purchased 1962
Reference
T00501
Not on display

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T00501 ROTHERHITHE 1961

Inscr. ‘Vaughan’ b.r. and ‘Rotherhithe 30×48 1961’ on back of canvas.
Canvas, 30×48 (91·5×122).
Purchased from the artist through the Whitechapel Art Gallery (Grant-in-Aid) 1962.
Exh: Whitechapel Art Gallery, March–April 1962 (290), and Arts Council tour, May–September 1962 (43).

Of this painting the artist wrote that ‘it is a formalized abstracted landscape which only acquired its title shortly before it was finished. I think it is a successful painting of its kind and belongs with the series of similar pictures based on Greek landscape theme done about the same time’ (letter of 22 June 1962).

Published in:
Mary Chamot, Dennis Farr and Martin Butlin, The Modern British Paintings, Drawings and Sculpture, London 1964, II

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