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Recollection of a Moment in October 1989 – The Tobasnich Burn, Glenartney

© the estate of Michael Andrews, courtesy of James Hyman Gallery, London. Photo credit: British Council Collection

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Andrews was born in Norfolk and studied at the Slade School of Art, where he was later to teach. Often grouped with the painters Frank Auerbach, Lucian Freud and R. B. Kitaj under the catchphrase 'the School of London', Andrews showed an interest from the start in precarious states of being. One of his well-known early paintings shows a man falling over in the street, caught between surprise and consternation (Tate Collection). For some years Andrews spent summer holidays on an estate in the Scottish Highlands, where he became fascinated by the expertise involved in deerstalking. This painting belongs to a group painted which detail these summer visits. Here the artist has fallen over a cliff and is hanging on for dear life while the ghillie reaches out save him.

British Council Collection





oil on gesso on board


H 30.5 x W 25.4 cm

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purchased from Anthony d'Offay Gallery, 1992

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verso: "Recollection of a moment in Oct. 1989 .. The TOBASNICH Burn; Glenart oil on board 12" x 10" (gesso ground) Michael Andrews '92


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British Council Collection

Visual Arts, Arts Group, 10 Spring Gardens, London, Greater London SW1A 2BN England

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