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Drawing - Two


  • Object:


  • Place of origin:

    UK (made)

  • Date:

    1971 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Williams, Glynn, born 1939 (artist)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Ink and felt tip pen over pencil on paper

  • Museum number:


  • Gallery location:

    Prints & Drawings Study Room, level F, case DR, shelf 19

Williams is a well known British sculptor. This drawing is one of a group acquired by the museum in 1974, as studies for prints. The images suggest Williams' then interest in spatial illusion, created by reflection, which also appears in his sculpture of the time. The work has a witty edge and the surrealist imagery of Magritte, and the work of M.C.Escher, whose impossible and fantastical constructions play on quirks of perception, may also have been influential at this time. Here, Williams plays with the idea of 'one' becoming 'two' when reflected as a mirror image.

Physical description

A mirror, diagonal to the picture plane, divides the space of the image in two. In the foreground, against the mirror, are halves of the letters 'T', 'W', and 'O'. These letters are carved blocks, lying flat on the 'floor' of the image, and they are halved vertically, not horizontally, so that their reflections make them appear as complete letters.

Place of Origin

UK (made)


1971 (made)


Williams, Glynn, born 1939 (artist)

Materials and Techniques

Ink and felt tip pen over pencil on paper

Marks and inscriptions

"TWO" Glynn Williams 7/71
inscribed in pencil with title, signature and date


Height: 59.1 cm sheet, Width: 84.2 cm sheet

Descriptive line

Drawing, Glynn Williams: Drawing 'Two' 1971

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

Taken from Departmental Circulation Register 1974


Paper; Pencil; Felt tip pen; Ink; Ink



Subjects depicted

Reflection; Mirror




Prints, Drawings & Paintings Collection

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