Private View5 February - 2 March 1968
Student Summer Exhibition26 June - 13 August 1968
Victor Pasmore26 October - 30 November 1968
Staff / Students
1968, Private View, poster
In 1968 the Private View series of student exhibitions was selected by Alexander Dunbar, the founder and then director of Northern Arts, one of the first regional art associations. The poster is one of the first for student exhibitions to utilise photography as part of the design.
1968, William Varley, press review
In his review for the Guardian William Varley identifies an increasing diversity in the work of the students, though also a lingering influence from Richard Hamilton through an evident interest in Marcel Duchamp. He concludes that the exhibition is ‘derivative and original in the proportions one might expect…’.
1970s record sheet for ‘Portrait of a Boy’
This record card, probably from the early 1970s, confirms that when purchased at Sotheby’s it was catalogued merely as by ‘Monogrammist B’, Ralph Holland seems to have favoured Benoist as an attribution, where Boilly came from is not recorded.
Letter from Pierre Rosenberg, 1998
In 1998 the portrait was included in the exhibition ‘The Art Treasures of England: the regional collections’ at the Royal Academy, seeing the painting there led Pierre Rosenberg, the then ‘President-director’ of the Musée du Louvre to write, suggesting yet another possible attribution: “I do not believe it can be attributed to Boilly. I wonder if the monogram which appears on the artwork is not rather that of Blondel, but this is only a hypothesis that I would like to point out in all modesty.”
Study for a Painting, 1920
David Bomberg (1890-1957) - 'Study for a Painting (Imaginative Composition)’ c.1920.
NEWHG : OP.0119. Oil on paper purchased from Sotheby's, 1968.
This painting is from an unusual group of about 50 transitionary works, which Bomberg referred to as ‘Imaginative Compositions’, made around 1920, between his fragmented ‘Vorticist’ works and more painterly landscapes and portraits.
Letter to the V&A Museum, 1968
P&D Colnaghi, and particularly Roderic Thesiger, remained under Rowntree, as with Gowing, the main source of old master works for the Collection. With prices increasing and the funds available dwindling, Rowntree again had to apply to the V&A Purchase Grant Fund to raise sufficient money to complete the acquisition.
A letter to Judge Lyall Wilkes, 1968
By the end of the 1960s occasional gifts would become the main source of additions to the Permanent Collection, here the new University Vice-Chancellor, Henry Miller writes expressing his thanks to Judge Lyall Wilkes (1914-1991), an English historian, circuit judge and Labour Party politician, for the gift of the Minton work on paper.