© the estate of Patrick Heron. All rights reserved, DACS 2024. Image credit: Peterborough Museum & Art Gallery

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When Patrick Heron exhibited his work at the Redfern Galleries in the 1950s The Sunday Times reviewer said ‘the fact that many of his paintings contain nothing but these bands of colour seems to me...on the very edge of absurd’. Heron argued that great paintings are not about replicating people or objects but depicting wonderful shapes, forms and colours.

The asterisk indicates the titling of this painting is provisional - the artist’s daughter has suggested the auction house might have introduced it, as it is not presently possible to examine the back of the painting.

Peterborough Museum & Art Gallery







oil on paper on board


H 69 x W 44 cm

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acquired through the Ealand Warwick Bequest, 1990

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