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Orthogonal Composition

© Anthony Hill. All rights reserved, DACS 2024. Photo credit: National Galleries of Scotland

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Between 1953 and 1956 Hill abandoned colour, which he saw as unnecessary and as a mark of indecisiveness, and instead worked exclusively in black and

National Galleries of Scotland: Modern


Orthogonal Composition




oil on canvas


H 137.2 x W 61 cm

Accession number

GMA 5055

Acquisition method

bequeathed by Ken Powell, 2006

Work type


Inscription description

Paper ticket '35' stapled to the stretcher New Beginnings at top: TOP on verso in felt tipL 35 [in a circle] ORTHAGONAL / COMPOSITION / 1953 - 54 / ANTHONY HILL; and signed with a monogram device on the central strecher bar: AH 53-54;


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