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Olwyn Bowey RA, Back view of Carel Weight painting

Back view of Carel Weight painting, ca. 1980s

Olwyn Bowey RA (b. 1936)

RA Collection: Art

The drawing depicts a back view of the artist Carel Weight RA who is standing painting the landscape. Weight was working on a painting of cornfields while staying with his friend, Olwyn Bowey RA, at her cottage in the village of Barlavington in West Sussex. Weight would go out to paint three times a day, in the morning, the afternoon and the evening. Bowey remembers that she made a number of drawings of Weight while he was painting (the whereabouts of these other drawings is unknown).

Bowey was taught by Weight when she was a student in the late 1950s at the Royal College of Art, London. She thinks that she probably gave this drawing to Weight, possibly as a Christmas gift. The work was given to the Royal Academy as part of Weight's bequest.

Object details

Back view of Carel Weight painting
Olwyn Bowey RA (b. 1936)
ca. 1980s
Object type
Copyright owner
Pencil on wove paper

252 mm x 213 mm

Royal Academy of Arts
Object number
Bequeathed by Carel Weight RA 1999
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