12 December 2008
Graham Sutherland, O.M. (1903-1980)
signed and dated 'Sutherland 45' (lower right)
pencil, crayon, ink, watercolour and bodycolour, lightly squared for transfer
7¼ x 7 in. (18.4 x 17.8 cm.)
There is a watercolour and black ink study on the reverse.
with Redfern Gallery, London, where purchased by J.P. Cochrane in 1948. Lady Melchett; Christie's, London, 10 June 1988, lot 365a.
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Exhibition catalogue, Graham Sutherland, London, Crane Kalman Gallery, 1999, p. 33, no. 15, illustrated.
London, Crane Kalman Gallery, Graham Sutherland, April - June 1999, no. 15.
The present work is an especially ordered, symmetrical version of the lane entrance motif, and formed the basis for a larger work on paper Entrance to Lane with Interlacing Foliage (present whereabouts unknown, see D. Cooper, Graham Sutherland, London, 1961, pl. 68c). The perspectival clarity of the composition also recalls contemporary pictures such as Landscape with Rocks, 1945 (Glasgow Art Gallery and Museum). Bold drawings and brushmarks co-exist in Lane Entrance, as in many such small-scale Sutherlands, with the fastidious squaring up in pencil that Sutherland subsequently applied in order to transfer his idea from a sketchbook to a larger format.
We are very grateful to Martin Hammer for providing the catalogue entries for lots 67, 74 and 112.
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