Activated Sludge

© the artist's estate / Bridgeman Images. Image credit: Jerwood Collection

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Trevelyan did not receive any formal artistic training until, at the age of 21, he joined Stanley William Hayter’s print workshop, Atelier 17, in Montparnasse, Paris. During the early 1930s Trevelyan met and worked alongside Ernst, Kokoschka, Miró, Masson and Picasso and in 1935 set up his own etching studio in Durham Wharf, Hammersmith, where he settled for the rest of his life and drew much of the subject matter for his work from the surrounding area as shown in the present work. The subject is identical to the 1937 painting in the Jerwood Collection, Boat Race.

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Activated Sludge




etching & aquatint on paper


H 35.3 x W 47.4 cm

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Acquisition method

purchased, 2010

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Signature/marks description

signed and titled in pencil, an artist’s proof aside from the edition of 75, with colouring instructions by the artist, published by Leslie Waddington Prints Ltd and printed by Studio Prints, London


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