Patrick Heron (1920 - 1999)
Title: January 1973: Plate 5 (s.8939)
Medium: Original screenprint, 1973, in colours, signed and dated by the artist in pencil, verso is the Publishers stamp
Printed by: Kelpra Studios, London, their stamp K.8074, verso
Size: Sheet size: 923 x 680 mms; Image size: 586 by 814 mms.;
Edition: Artists Proof - There was also an edition of 72 signed and numbered proofs
Reference: There is no catalogue raisonne for works by this artist and no published work which helps us with a better description of our piece. However another edition of this work is in the collection of the Tate Gallery which was presented to them by Rose and Chris Prater through the Institute of Contemporary Prints in 1975. Their collection reference is PO 4294 - https://www.tate.org.uk/art/artworks/heron-january-1973-5-p04294
Note: The angular shapes with dramatic strong colours are typical of the artists works made in the 1960’s and ’70’s. Heron was an important member of the St Ives School and suggested that these represented the fields, rivers, lakes and seas of his native Cornwall viewed from up high in the sky. As well as painting and tapestry design, Patrick Heron has also designed a stained glass window for the Tate Gallery in St. Ives and designed a kneeler to encircle the Henry Moore altar at St. Stephen Wallbrook in London.
Provenance: Property from the Collection of a Southeastern Institution, sold to benefit the Acquisition Fund
Condition: In good condition. The colours bright and fresh.