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Drawing - Preparations (Serving the Philtre)
  • Preparations (Serving the Philtre)
    Taylor, Anita, born 1961
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Preparations (Serving the Philtre)

  • Object:


  • Place of origin:

    Great Britain (possibly, made)

  • Date:

    2005 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Taylor, Anita, born 1961 (artist)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Pen and wash drawing

  • Museum number:


  • Gallery location:

    Prints & Drawings Study Room, level H, case WD, shelf 214, box C

Anita Taylor is Vice-Principal of the Wimbledon School of Art and co-founder, with Paul Thomas (left), of the prestigious Jerwood Drawing Prize. She has described how, for her, drawing is 'a fundamental discipline for creative development' and 'a tool to encounter and examine the world'.

Physical description

Black and white wash drawing of woman holding a tray with a bowl on it. She has an intense and introspective expression on her face. Behind her is a curtain. In the left background are two other women, one seated, one standing in front of her.

Place of Origin

Great Britain (possibly, made)


2005 (made)


Taylor, Anita, born 1961 (artist)

Materials and Techniques

Pen and wash drawing

Marks and inscriptions

'Taylor '5'
Signed in pencil bottom left


Height: 21.4 cm, Width: 14.9 cm

Object history note

This drawing is part of the '40 Artists - 40 Drawings' series acquired as a group in 2007

Descriptive line

'Preparations (Serving the Philtre)', black and white wash drawing depicting a woman holding a tray with a bowl on it, with two other women in the background. By Anita Taylor, 2005


Pen; Wash






Prints, Drawings & Paintings Collection

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