This small-scale drawing is an example of Richard Smiths experimentation with visual planes.
M4 by Richard Smith, 1931-
- Pencil and crayon on paper Dimensions: 22 × 22 × 7cm
- Art Fund grant:
- £900 ( Total: £3,636)
- Acquired in:
- Flowers Gallery
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 museums collection.
Beatrice Monti della Corte, c.1960; from whom acquired by present vendor