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Print - Sculpture


  • Object:


  • Place of origin:

    UK (made)

  • Date:

    1973 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Williams, Glynn, born 1939 (artist)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Colour screenprint on paper

  • Museum number:


  • Gallery location:

    Prints & Drawings Study Room, level C, case MB2G, shelf DR76, box MP341

Williams is a well known British sculptor. In the 1970s he was working in an abstract style, although still with reference to real objects. His work later became much more figurative. This print relates quite closely to pieces in wood he was making in the early 1970s which took the form of crates and similar constructions. In some of these pieces Williams seems to be working with a cross-over from two to three dimensions, using the idea of a shadow as a solid part of the sculpture which at the same time remains flat. In this print the 'sculpture' only reveals itself to be carved, three-dimensional representations of the letters forming the word SCULPTURE through the fallen letters at the ends of each stand of columns. This suggests a playful approach to questions of spatial relationships in both two- and three-dimensional work.

Physical description

Image halved by a horizontal line, tan ground and blue 'sky' in each half. In each half 2 rows of columns in grey, revealing by small broken pieces that they are vertical extensions of the letters S.C.U.L.P.T.U.R.E [copied from Circulation Registers compiled at time of acquisition]

Place of Origin

UK (made)


1973 (made)


Williams, Glynn, born 1939 (artist)

Materials and Techniques

Colour screenprint on paper

Marks and inscriptions

Glynn Williams / 73/ Sculpture/ Artist's Proof
signed and dated in pencil. Inscribed with title and state


Height: 63.8 cm sheet, Width: 89.9 cm sheet

Descriptive line

Print, Glynn Williams: 'Sculpture' Colour screenprint. 1973

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

Taken from Departmental Circulation Register 1974

Production Note

Circ.90-1974 is a study for this print




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