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- Object: French Subjects
Collaged images, including portrait of the French actor Gérard Philipe and two portrait etchings after Alphonse Legros of the French sculptor J. Dalou and a Breton peasant; artist proof. 1974
Colour screenprint, photoscreenprint on indigo crushed laid Japanese tissue, collage of chine collé sheets and one machine made short fibred sheet
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Height: 1005 millimetres
Width: 653 millimetres
- Curator's comments
- Edition of 70. Printed at Kelpra Studio, London.
Label text from: 2013, May - Sept, BM, 'Recent Acquisitions'
Kitaj's method of multiple layering reached a high point with the last prints produced with Chris Prater in the mid-1970s. Here Kitaj inserts a photograph of the 1950s French film idol Gérard Philipe, juxtaposed with an illustration from Mrs Beeton's 'Book of Household Management' of different types of consommé with the names of the French recipes removed. Also reproduced are two prints by the academic French artist Alphonse Legros, depicting the French sculptor Jules Dalou and a French peasant.
- Not on display
- Exhibition history
2013, May - Sept, BM, 'Recent Acquisitions'
- Acquisition date
- Prints and Drawings
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