26 November 2015
Sir Peter Blake, R.A. (b. 1932)
Kunta Girl (from Timbuctoo); Javanese Woman; Japanese Woman
the first signed and dated 'Peter Blake 1968' (lower right) and inscribed 'Page 95. "Nature & Culture - Woman" 1926. Kunta Girl (from Timbuctoo). No. 1.' (centre); the second signed and dated 'Peter Blake 1968.' (lower right) and inscribed 'Page 105. "Nature & Culture - Woman" 1926. Javanese Woman No. 2.' (centre); the third signed and dated 'Peter Blake. 1968' (lower right) and inscribed 'Page 102. "Nature & Culture - Woman" 1926. Japanese Woman. No. 3.' (centre)
each sheet 22 ¾ x 17 ½ in. (58 x 43.6 cm.)
image 7 x 5 ¼ in. (17.7 x 13 cm.) and smaller
with Robert Fraser Gallery, London.
with Galeria Galatea, Turin.
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London, Waddington and Tooth Galleries, Peter Blake, Souvenirs and Samples, April - May 1977, no. 19, as 'Plate 106. Javanese Woman.
The present three drawings form part of a series that Blake undertook between 1973 and 1977 titled 'Nature and Culture, Woman'. The images were taken from a group of 120 photographs selected by Dr Peter Landow and published in 1928. The nudes were all designated by their country of origin, hence the titles that Blake has given them.
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