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Design for wall drawing at new British Embassy, Berlin

David Tremlett (1945 - )

Watercolour on paper

1999

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  • About the work
    Location
    Country: Germany
    City: Berlin
    Place: British Embassy

    David Tremlett was commissioned by the Government Art Collection, on behalf of the Foreign and Commonwealth Office, to produce a wall drawing for the new British Embassy in Berlin. This is his study for the drawing, which covers the entire back wall of the Embassy's Wintergarden. Tremlett completed the drawing over two weeks in September 2000, aided by a team of eight assistants. He applied pastel to the plaster wall by hand and then varnished it, producing a soft, powdery finish. The design is closely related to the architectural space around it. Tremlett has travelled extensively, observing and recording details of what he has seen. The warm, intense colours of this work were partly informed by his visits to India and Africa.

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    Title
    Design for wall drawing at new British Embassy, Berlin
    Date
    1999
    Medium
    Watercolour on paper
    Dimensions
    height: 31.40 cm, width: 99.20 cm
    Acquisition
    Commissioned from the artist, July 2000
    Inscription
    br: Drawing #1 - British Embassy, Berlin - Tremlett 99
    Provenance
    The artist: one of a group of proposals for commission of wall painting at new British Embassy, Berlin
    GAC number
    17495