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- Object: Two figures I
Composition with two figures, a male and female nude, on a couch with a guitar in the background. 1937
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Height: 230 millimetres
Width: 294 millimetres
- Curator's comments
- Text from Frances Carey & Antony Griffiths, 'Avant-Garde British Printmaking 1914-1960', BMP 1990, no.81.
The composition shows a female nude on a couch, with a seated man placing his arm around her. The guitar was added at a late stage in the design, and replaces a painting seen in the background of the preparatory drawing (in the BM, 1990,0303.62).
Dodgson's records show that he purchased this print from the Zwemmer Gallery in April 1938 for 2 guineas. The gallery must have taken some impressions on consignment, for the print is listed in 'Fine Prints of the Year' for 1938 without the name of any publisher. It was available from the artist himself at Stratford St Mary, near Colchester, for 2 guineas; the edition size is given as 20.
- Not on display
- Exhibition history
1990/1 Sep-Jan, BM, Avant-Garde British Printmaking 1914-1960, no. 81
1991/2 Nov-Jan, Middlesborough AG, Avant-Garde British Printmaking
1992 Feb-April, Plymouth City Mus & AG, Avant-Garde British Printmaking
1992 May-June, Glasgow, Hunterian AG, Avant-Garde British Printmaking
1992 Oct-Dec, Manchester, Whitworth AG, Avant-Garde British Printmaking
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