Made in 1966 the pastel drawing is in good untouched condition, slight paper undulation and a few small spots (fox marks) scattered throughout. Housed in its original frame with labels verso. Glass may need to be removed from frame for posting.
Image size 34 x 25cm (13.5 x 10 inches)
Frame size 54 x 41cm (22 x 16.5inches)
Apologies for the bad photo-I did my best!
Provenance: The Late Mrs Vivien Gough-Cooper Collection
Mrs Vivien Gough-Cooper was a director of the Richard Demarco Gallery during the 1960s and she championed Demarco’s artistic vision in those formative early years.. Not only did Mrs Gough-Cooper accompany Demarco abroad to seek out new artists to bring to Scotland, but she would frequently entertain them at her country house in Farningham, where she housed her burgeoning art collection.
It was during her time as a Director of the Richard Demarco Gallery that Mrs Gough-Cooper started to collect seriously: In the 1960s and early 1970s alone, she purchased works by Patrick Heron, Richard Lin, Michael Tyzack and Cecil King. In Mrs Gough- Cooper’s increasingly bold choices, we see in microcosm Scotland awakening to a vision of art and the artist that marked a radical break from its rather staid established art scene.