A Jug by Patrick Caulfield

This depiction of a simple earthenware jug has been described as belonging ‘equally to the ancient world and to the modern’ and replicates many pottery examples found in the British Museum’s collection.

Details

Medium:
Graphite on paper
Dimensions:
29.7 × 20.9cm
Art Fund grant:
£9,000 ( Total: £9,000)
Acquired in:
2015
Vendor:
Stephen Ongpin

Patrick Caulfield made the etching following cancer treatment that left him too weak to paint, though it is clear to see that his excellent skills as a draughtsman prevailed.

Provenance

Acquired from the artist by a private collector; private collection, until 2009.

Venue details

British Museum Great Russell Street, LONDON London WC1B 3DG 020 7323 8299 www.britishmuseum.org

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