This small-scale drawing is an example of Richard Smith’s experimentation with visual planes.

The piece is divided in two, with the lower half curving backwards, towards the frame, to create a sculptural form. The artist was born locally in Letchworth Garden City, and this is the first example of a work from an internationally recognised living artist to enter the museum’s collection.

Provenance

Beatrice Monti della Corte, c.1960; from whom acquired by present vendor


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