An ORIGINAL PEN AND INK by VICTOR PASMORE signed , 1950 , as seen on TV. Porthmeor beach St.IVES EnglandMalta - Collection Only
An original , unique composition ; filmed and featured by the BBC ‘The Artist Speaks , Victor Pasmore ‘
Rocks and Sea (Beach in Cornwall), 1950, pen and ink on cream wove paper, signed with initials and dated lower right, sheet size 23.7 x 29.7 cm (9 3/8 x 11 5/8 ins), laid down on light brown backing card, framed and glazed
Provenance: Sir Lawrence Gowing (21 April 1918 – 5 February 1991).
A similar composition titled Beach in Cornwall, also dated 1950 (10 1/2 x 12 1/2 inches) is in the collection of the Arts Council of Great Britain (AC 287), and is illustrated in Victor Pasmore (Art in Progress series) by Jasia Reichardt, published by Methuen in 1962.
Another similar was purchased by the TATE in 1956 , reference T00092
One of a number of drawings of Porthmeor Beach made by Pasmore during a stay in St. Ives, Cornwall in the summer of 1950, at the invitation of Ben Nicholson. Pasmore had been introduced to Nicholson in 1949 by Sir Terry Frost, then a student of Pasmore’s at Camberwell School of Art. Though he only visited once, Pasmore exhibited at the newly founded Penwith Society of Arts in 1950 and joined a few years later. His friend William Townsend recorded that the St Ives drawings consisted of ‘extremely simple designs for houses, rocks, cliffs and spiralling shapes of water’ (Andrew Forge, ed., Townsend Journals, 1976, p.90).