(Berlin Born 1931)
To the Studios
Signed and dated Auerbach / 1977 in pencil on the verso.
253 x 294 mm. (10 x 11 5/8 in.)
The present sheet may be related in particular to a series of four paintings entitled To the Studios, painted in 1977 and early 1978; one of these is today in the collection of the Pallant House Gallery in Chichester, while the others are in private collections. When working on this series of paintings, Auerbach often pinned several drawings and sketches of the subject, similar to the present sheet, to the wall of his studio. This drawing also displays compositional similarities with a later group of To the Studios paintings of 1982, all in private collections.
Their (anonymous) sale, London, Sotheby’s, 22 February 1990, lot 445.