Stanley William Hayter study painted in watercolour and ink. Signed and dated 27.12.50 in red ink to lower right corner in lower middle by artist. The sheet has discoloured, else very good.
Sheet size 440 x 570 mm (17 x 22.5 inches)
The watercolour and drawing study has elements which relate in Hayter’s etchings, some of which we have for sale. The study in the top left corner of the drawing is not dissimilar in the watercolour we have titled ‘Diver’ and in his etching titled ‘Angels Wrestling’ (1950, Moorhead & Black 193) . The two main central figures are reminiscent to ‘Danse du Soliel’ etched in 1951 ( Moorhead & Black 197) , albeit reversed. The etched plate reverses the image when printed. See our copy of ‘Danse du Soliel’.