Roger Hilton

Palisade, August 1959

About this artwork

From 1956 Hilton made frequent painting trips to Cornwall, and at the same time began to reintroduce figurative and landscape motifs into his abstract paintings. This is evident in this painting, where the flat, vertically arranged areas of colour are suggestive of a fence of wooden poles. The artist also began to use titles in his work again in the late 1950s, after a period of simply labelling them with the month and year of their production. Many of them make reference to Cornwall and the sea.

  • title:
    Palisade, August 1959
  • accession number:
    GMA 1312
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  • materials:
    Oil on canvas
  • date created:
    1959
  • measurements:
    152.40 x 137.50 cm (framed: 157.60 x 142.40 x 6.20 cm)
  • credit line:
    Purchased 1974
  • copyright:
    © The estate of Roger Hilton.
  • photographer:
    Antonia Reeve

Roger Hilton

Roger Hilton