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Title

Head on a pillow

1982

Artist

Lucian Freud

Germany, England

08 Dec 1922 - 20 Jul 2011

  • Details

    Date
    1982
    Media category
    Print
    Materials used
    etching
    Edition
    A/P ii/iv [edition of 14 + IV A/P]
    Dimensions
    10.2 x 12.7 cm platemark; 23.0 x 24.5 cm sheet
    Signature & date

    Signed l.r. sheet, pencil "L.F.". Not dated.

    Credit
    Gift of Rex Irwin 2003
    Location
    Not on display
    Accession number
    107.2003
    Copyright
    © Estate of Lucian Freud/Bridgeman Art Library

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    Lucian Freud

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  • About

    Between 1946 and 1948 Freud made six etchings before abandoning the medium altogether for more than three decades. This print dates from 1982, the very year that Freud took the medium up again. The etchings from this time are characteristically small in scale and represent portrait heads, often unusually cropped.

    The stimulus behind Freud's resumption of etching was the publication of Lawrence Gowing's monograph of the artist. Freud was told by the book's publisher, Thames and Hudson, that it would not be economically viable unless it included a deluxe edition of 100, each with an original etching by him.

  • Exhibition history

    Shown in 3 exhibitions

  • Bibliography

    Referenced in 3 publications

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