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The Thrill of the Chase 10

  • Object:

    Ink and wash

  • Place of origin:

    Britain (made)

  • Date:

    ca. 1970s (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Read, Simon, born 1949 (artist)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Ink and wash drawing on dyeline paper

  • Museum number:

    P.3-1984

  • Gallery location:

    Prints & Drawings Study Room, room WS, case R, shelf 73, box L

Physical description

Ink and wash drawing on dyeline paper entitled 'The Thrill of the Chase 10', one a series of works using a large camera obsura to produce nearly 100 simultaneous images of a drawing of a tree.

Place of Origin

Britain (made)

Date

ca. 1970s (made)

Artist/maker

Read, Simon, born 1949 (artist)

Materials and Techniques

Ink and wash drawing on dyeline paper

Dimensions

Height: 106 cm, Width: 87 cm

Descriptive line

Ink and wash drawing on dyeline paper entitled 'The Thrill of the Chase 10' by Simon Read. Great Britain, ca. 1970s.

Production Note

This is one a series of works by the artist using a large camera obsura with a complex series of apertures to produce nearly 100 simultaneous exposures of a drawing of a tree. In this example he uses two brushstrokes across the schematic grid to determine the placement of the apertures. The use of the brushstroke relates to the brushing on of chemicals during the process of developing photographs.

Materials

Ink; Paper

Techniques

Wash; Drawing

Subjects depicted

Trees; Camera obscura; Photography

Categories

Drawings; Photographs

Collection

Prints, Drawings & Paintings Collection

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