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Drawing - Direct Study of Gothic Arch in Great Sculpture Courts - Victoria & Albert Museum
  • Direct Study of Gothic Arch in Great Sculpture Courts - Victoria & Albert Museum
    Martin, Barry, born 1943
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Direct Study of Gothic Arch in Great Sculpture Courts - Victoria & Albert Museum

  • Object:

    Drawing

  • Place of origin:

    Victoria and Albert Museum (made)

  • Date:

    1961 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Martin, Barry, born 1943 (artist)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Pen and ink and wash on paper

  • Credit Line:

    Given by the artist

  • Museum number:

    E.318-2006

  • Gallery location:

    Prints & Drawings Study Room, level H, case WD, shelf 83

Barry Martin (born 1943) is a graduate of Goldsmith's College and of St Martin's School of Art, both especially influential in the 1960s when he was studying there. He has worked in various media - including kinetic sculpture, film, performance, and the making of environments - but the constant in his work has been drawing, either as a working tool, as a means of recording and observing, or as an end in itself. For Martin, drawing is a system of signs analogous to those of language, and also an intellectual process of enquiry, analysis and proposition.

His gift of drawings spans his career from the time he was a student drawing from the plaster casts in the Cast Courts at the V&A, represented by this pen and ink wash drawing of a Gothic Arch from the Rosslyn Chapel, until the 1990s. For other drawings by Martin in the V&A collection see E.315-321-2006.

Physical description

Small portrait format pen, ink and wash of a cast of a gothic archway

Place of Origin

Victoria and Albert Museum (made)

Date

1961 (made)

Artist/maker

Martin, Barry, born 1943 (artist)

Materials and Techniques

Pen and ink and wash on paper

Marks and inscriptions

BM 1960
signature and date; in pencil. Although the artist has dated the drawing '1960', his inscription on the back of the frame gives the date as 1961.

Dimensions

Height: 23.8 cm, Width: 16.4 cm

Object history note

The drawing was made whilst Martin was a student; it was made on a visit to the V&A cast courts

Descriptive line

'Direct Study of Gothic Arch in Great Sculpture Courts - Victoria & Albert Museum', pen, ink and wash, by Barry Martin, London, 1961

Production Note

The drawing is signed and dated 1960, but inscribed by the artist on the back of the frame '1961'

Subjects depicted

Arch

Categories

Drawings; Scotland

Collection

Prints, Drawings & Paintings Collection

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