Etching and aquatint1972
About the work
Place: British Embassy, UK representation to the EU & UK delegation to NATO
A large, comfortable-looking mid-twentieth century velvet armchair with tassels is the subject of this etching with aquatint. Its base is set against a darker rectangular area that suggests an architectural plane – in this case, the floor.
Speaking of his work, Terence Millington stated:
My images are drawn from the familiar, commonplace subjects. I consider each as a separate entity with a particular ingredient rather like a portrait.
About the artist
Born in 1942, Terence Millington studied painting at the Birmingham College of Art in the 1960s where he was awarded the Jackson Travelling Scholarship. He later undertook a postgraduate course in printmaking at Manchester College of Art. He established an etching workshop in 1970 and his first colour etchings were published by Editions Alecto. He has taught courses in the graphic arts at Birmingham, Bath, Leeds and St Albans’ Schools of Art. Millington's aquatints and engravings have been exhibited widely, and his work can be found in the collections of the Victoria and Albert Museum, London, the Tate Collection and the Arts Council of Great Britain.
Terence Millington (1942 - )
- Large Armchair
- Etching and aquatint
- height: 68.50 cm, width: 86.50 cm
- Purchased from Waddington Galleries, February 1977
- below image: 74/75 / Terence Millington
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