Alasdair Gray

Erics Watching Television

About this artwork

This work was commissioned by the professional photographer Eric Thorburn. It shows him sitting in his Glasgow flat with his youngest son on his lap. Gray has noted that during the same sitting he also drew Eric’s elder son, which may have been part of this work. The slightly unbalanced composition may, therefore, be due to the original work being divided in two when Eric separated from his first wife.

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  • title:
    Erics Watching Television
  • accession number:
    GMA 5141
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  • materials:
    Acrylic, pen, ink and wash on paper
  • date created:
    1967
  • measurements:
    (framed: 69.60 x 56.90 x 3.00 cm)
  • credit line:
    Purchased 2011
  • photographer:
    Antonia Reeve

Alasdair Gray

Alasdair Gray