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Creator:
Alastair Morton, 1910–1963, British
Title:

Circle Enclosed

Date:
ca. 1941
Medium:
Opaque watercolor, crayon, and graphite, highlighted with white gouache, with scraping out on medium, slightly textured, cream wove paper
Dimensions:
Sheet: 14 x 20 inches (35.6 x 50.8 cm) and Image: 14 x 17 3/16 inches (35.6 x 43.7 cm)
Inscription(s)/Marks/Lettering:

Inscribed on verso in graphite, upper left: "438" (encircled), "E39" (outlined in a rectangle); inscribed on verso, center right: "14 x 20"; inscribed, lower left: " 'Circle enclosed' | \\Mount not to overlap by more than 1/32"//" (in Theresa Fairbank's handwriting); inscribed, lower center: "by Alastair Morton"; inscribed, lower right: "25 x 19.38 | 029 | 5 gun."

Signed on verso, in red crayon, lower right: "AM"; dated on verso in graphite, lower right: "May '41"

Credit Line:
Yale Center for British Art, Paul Mellon Fund
Copyright Status:
© Estate of the Artist
Accession Number:
B1991.19.2
Classification:
Drawings & Watercolors
Collection:
Prints and Drawings
Subject Terms:
abstract art | black | blue | circle | crayon | cube | geometry | illusion | opaque | polygons | rectangles | red | square | translucent | yellow
Access:
Accessible by request in the Study Room [Request]
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Link:
https://collections.britishart.yale.edu/catalog/tms:3179
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