The present work is a study for Undulating Form (1973, Private Collection, Milan), please see Francesco Arcangeli, Graham Sutherland, Fratelli Fabbri Editori, Milan, 1973, cat. no.220.
In conversation with Paul Nicholls, Sutherland described his attitude toward colour in his late works:
'If I have felt in recent years in some work that I prefer to work almost monochromatically this is because the problem presented demands such treatment. But from time to time in the last few years...you will find a number of works with saturated red or yellow grounds. Some themes seem to demand a heightened chromatic scale- some seem more real, some solemn without it.' (Interview published in Graham Sutherland (exh.cat.), Mazart s.a. Bissone, November- December 1976).