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  • Object:

    Drawing

  • Place of origin:

    Britain (made)

  • Date:

    1972 (made)
    20th century (Made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Cracknell, Alan, born 1937 (artist)
    Island Records (issuer)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Pencil on tracing paper, laid down on paper

  • Credit Line:

    Given by the Artist in 1972

  • Museum number:

    CIRC.675-1972

  • Gallery location:

    Prints & Drawings Study Room, level E, case I, shelf 150, box B

Physical description

Pencil drawing depicting a portrait study of the band Free.

Place of Origin

Britain (made)

Date

1972 (made)
20th century (Made)

Artist/maker

Cracknell, Alan, born 1937 (artist)
Island Records (issuer)

Materials and Techniques

Pencil on tracing paper, laid down on paper

Dimensions

Height: 40.5 cm, Width: 50.5 cm

Object history note

The drawings Circ.675-1972 to Circ.675s-1974 were all made for the cover of a long playing record produced by Island Records, with tracks by several different groups and solo singers. The cover was designed by Douglas Maxwell Ltd, using Alan Cracknell’s pencil drawings. The drawings were mostly made from photographs, though some of the artists did sit for the portraits. All were done in 1972.

Descriptive line

Drawing by Alan Cracknell depicting a portrait study of the band Free, for a compilation album cover issued by Island Records. Great Britain, ca. 1970-72.

Bibliographic References (Citation, Note/Abstract, NAL no)

Taken from Departmental Circulation Register 1972

Materials

Paper; Tracing paper

Techniques

Drawing

Subjects depicted

Album; Musicians

Categories

Drawings; Music; Illustration

Collection

Prints, Drawings & Paintings Collection

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