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Patrick Caulfield (1936 - 2005) - Graphics & Paintings

Patrick Caulfield Picnic Set

Picnic Set 

Medium: Original Screenprint in colours on wove paper, 1978, signed any the artist in pencil

Edition: 100 copies (There were also 15 artists proofs)

Published by: Waddington Graphics, London

Printed by: Kelpra Studios, London

Size: 36 x 33-3/4 inches (91.4 x 85.7 cm) (image) 

37-3/4 x 35-3/4 inches (95.9 x 90.8 cm) (sheet)

Reference: Alan Cristea Gallery: “Patrick Caulfield, The Complete Prints, 1964 - 1999” Number 56

Note: Caulfield’s work increased in the complication of imagery in the 1970’s culminating in this work which was certainly the most ambitious print he ever produced making  considerable demands on the Master Printer, Chris Prater at Kelpra Studios. 

Provenance: Wayne Anderson Associates, 137 Marlborough Street, Boston, Massachusetts - Corporate Collection - Archive Number B-85653


 

Patrick Caulfield She'll have forgotten her scarf

She’ll have forgotten her scarf (From some poems of Jules Laforgue) 

Medium: Original acrylic on board, indistinctly titled; also signed, titled and dated 1970 and inscribed on the reverse

Size:  44 by 44cm.; 17½ by 17½in

Provenance: Private Collection, Europe, Belgium Dealer,  from whom acquired by the present owner.

Note:  This work takes it’s title from  a line in a poem by a Franco-Uruguayan poet, Jules Laforgue (1860 - 1887) . Blending oblique observations and associations Laforgue’s poetry was an important influence on later poets such as T S Elliot.  Caulfield was introduced to the poetry of Laforgue by a fellow student at the Royal College of Art who suspected that the 19th Century French poet would appeal to him. Caulfield kept hold of the college library’s translation long past its return date. The qualities that he particularly admired in Laforgue’s poems could also, perhaps, describe Caulfield’s art – “wonderfully concise, managing to be both romantic and ironic”In the late 1960’s Caulfield was commissioned  to make a seat of 22 screenprints to illustrate a Limited Edition Book using Laforgue’s poetry as his inspiration and the present work was a study for one of those prints. The prints were published by Petersburg Press in association with Waddington’s Gallery, proofed by Advanced Graphics, London and editioned by Frank Kicherer, Stuttgart. Quite a few other similar studios of the other prints have passed through various auctions in recent years. Caulfield observed “They are not billets rations but complementary images. There are few visually descriptive lines in Laforgue. The images suggest the things I have imagined the poet seeing as he wrote his poem”

The Silkscreen for which this is the prototype is included in “Patrick Caulfield, the Complete prints 1964 1999” published by Alan Cristea Gallery on page 87, reference 38q.


 

Patrick Caulfield Brown Jug

Brown Jug 

Medium: Original Screenprints in colours on wove paper, 1981/1982, signed by the artist in pencil

Edition: 80 (There were also 14 artists proofs)

Published by: Waddington Graphics, London

Printed by: Kelpra Studios, London

Size: Paper: 1023 x 775 mms; Image 793 x 571 mms

Reference: Alan Cristea Gallery: “Patrick Caulfield, The Complete Prints, 1964 - 1999” Number 66

Note: Caulfield’s work increased in the complication of imagery in the 1970’s culminating in this work which was certainly the most ambitious print he ever produced making  considerable demands on the Master Printer, Chris Prater at Kelpra Studios. 

Water Jug is a screenprint featuring a stylised representation of a jug set against a dark blue-grey background. The bottom section of the jug’s body, as well as the outline of its upper portion, neck and lip, are all depicted in black. The left side of the black rim is especially thick, possibly indicating a shadow or a broader section of the object. A white shape in the top-left may denote a handle, although this white section continues onto the body of the jug, potentially suggesting a patch of bright light or a part of the object’s surface decoration. At the top-right of the jug’s body is a curved, bright blue triangle that extends in a thin line up the jug’s neck to its lip. The rest of the vessel is represented using the same dark blue-grey that comprises the background of the print. The image is surrounded by a pale grey border, which is thicker along the bottom and top of the work. Inscribed in pencil in the bottom-right of this border is the artist’s signature 

Public Collections: Tate Gallery, London. Purchased in 1999, reference P78307 -http://www.tate.org.uk/art/artworks/caulfield-brown-jug-p78307


 

Patrick Caulfield Pitcher

Pitcher 

Medium: Original Screenprint in colours on wove paper, 1981/1982, signed by the artist in pencil

Edition: 80 (There were also 14 artists proofs)

Published by: Waddington Graphics, London

Printed by: Kelpra Studios, London

Size: Paper 986 x 803 ; Image 761 x 597

Reference: Alan Cristea Gallery: “Patrick Caulfield, The Complete Prints, 1964 - 1999” Number 65

Note: Caulfield’s work increased in the complication of imagery in the 1970’s culminating in this work which was certainly the most ambitious print he ever produced making  considerable demands on the Master Printer, Chris Prater at Kelpra Studios. 

Pitcher is a screenprint featuring a stylised representation of a jug set against a coral-coloured background. The jug has a long, curving handle and a tall lip or spout, both of which are depicted using black ink. The negative space formed by the handle is represented by an area of white. The jug has a relatively narrow neck, represented in black, above a rounded, tapering body. The bottom third of the jug is depicted in black, while the rest of the object is represented using the same coral tone as the background of the print, aside from two curved triangular sections, which are both a dark orange. The image is surrounded by a pale grey border, which is thicker along the top and bottom of the work. Inscribed in pencil in the bottom-right of this border is the artist’s signature

Public Collections: Tate Gallery, London. Purchased in 1999, reference P78305 -http://www.tate.org.uk/art/artworks/caulfield-pitcher-p78308


 

Patrick Caulfield Pink Jug

Pink Jug 

Medium: Original Screenprints in colours on wove paper, 1981/1982, signed by the artist in pencil

Edition: 80 (There were also 14 artists proofs)

Published by: Waddington Graphics, London

Printed by: Kelpra Studios, London

Size: Paper 986 x 803 ; Image 761 x 597

Reference: Alan Cristea Gallery: “Patrick Caulfield, The Complete Prints, 1964 - 1999” Number 65

Note: Caulfield’s work increased in the complication of imagery in the 1970’s culminating in this work which was certainly the most ambitious print he ever produced making  considerable demands on the Master Printer, Chris Prater at Kelpra Studios. 

Pink Jug features a stylised image of a jug set against a dark grey background. A thick, smoothly curving black line represents the upper half of the vessel’s right side and the opening and lip at the top of the jug. The bottom half of the jug and its handle are rendered using blocks of black ink. Between these two areas is a thin line of the same grey hue that comprises the work’s background. A large, pale pink, triangular form with curving sides cuts across the middle of the jug, and slightly below the black line depicting the top of the object is a much smaller but similarly shaped dark pinkish-red section. A small patch of white can also be seen towards the tip of the jug’s lip and may represent a patch of bright light. The remainder of the jug’s exterior and opening are depicted using the same grey tone that comprises the print’s background, and along the top-left portion of the jug’s main body there is no line present to separate the background grey from that of the object, such that they bleed directly into one another. All of the colours in this work are completely unmodulated and the pink and red sections and the black handle each have one uneven edge, potentially evoking torn paper. Surrounding the image is a thin, pale grey border, in the bottom-right of which the artist’s signature 

Public Collections: Tate Gallery, London. Purchased in 1999, reference P78305 - http://www.tate.org.uk/art/artworks/caulfield-pink-jug-p78305


 

Patrick Caulfield Vase on Display

Vase on Display 

Medium: Original Screenprint in colours on wove paper, 1971, signed by the artist in pencil

Edition: 100 - There were also 15 artists proofs

Published by: Waddington Graphics, London

Printed by: Kelpra Studios, London

Size: 64.8 x 54.4 cm

Public Collections: The Tate Gallery. Presented by Rose and Chris Prater through the Institute of Contemporary Prints, 1975, reference PO4098. http://www.tate.org.uk/art/artworks/caulfield-vase-on-display-p04098

Reference: Alan Cristea Gallery: “Patrick Caulfield, The Complete Prints, 1964 - 1999” Number 23

Note: Caulfield’s work increased in the complication of imagery in the 1970’s culminating in this work which was certainly the most ambitious print he ever produced making  considerable demands on the Master


 

Patrick Caulfield Water Jug

Water Jug 

Medium: Original Screenprints in colours on wove paper, 1981/1982, signed by the artist in pencil

Edition:  Edition: 80 (There were also 14 artists proofs)

Published by: Waddington Graphics, London

Printed by: Kelpra Studios, London

Size: Paper: 1023 x 775 mms; Image 793 x 571 mms

Reference: Alan Cristea Gallery: “Patrick Caulfield, The Complete Prints, 1964 - 1999” Number 66

Note: Caulfield’s work increased in the complication of imagery in the 1970’s culminating in this work which was certainly the most ambitious print he ever produced making  considerable demands on the Master Printer, Chris Prater at Kelpra Studios. 

Water Jug is a screenprint featuring a stylised representation of a jug set against a dark blue-grey background. The bottom section of the jug’s body, as well as the outline of its upper portion, neck and lip, are all depicted in black. The left side of the black rim is especially thick, possibly indicating a shadow or a broader section of the object. A white shape in the top-left may denote a handle, although this white section continues onto the body of the jug, potentially suggesting a patch of bright light or a part of the object’s surface decoration. At the top-right of the jug’s body is a curved, bright blue triangle that extends in a thin line up the jug’s neck to its lip. The rest of the vessel is represented using the same dark blue-grey that comprises the background of the print. The image is surrounded by a pale grey border, which is thicker along the bottom and top of the work. Inscribed in pencil in the bottom-right of this border is the artist’s signature 

Public Collections: Tate Gallery, London. Purchased in 1999, reference P78305 - http://http://www.tate.org.uk/art/artworks/caulfield-water-jug-p78306