CREATION OF EVE
signed and dated 57 twice on the reverse; also titled on the stretcher
oil on canvas
174 by 244cm.; 68.5 by 96in.
Executed in 1957, the present work is recorded as Opus 0.199.
Gimpel Fils, London
James Hyman Gallery, where acquired by the present owner in June 2004
Liverpool, Walker Art Gallery, Alan Davie - Retrospective, 1958, cat. no.54, with tour to London, Whitechapel Art Gallery, Nottingham University Art Gallery and Yorkshire, Wakefield Art Gallery;
London, Gimpel Fils, Alan Davie: Major Works of the Fifties, 1987, cat. no.13, illustrated;
Glasgow, McLellan Galleries, Alan Davie - Major Retrospective, 1992, cat. no.22;
Amstelveen, Cobra Museum voor Moderne Kunst, Alan Davie Schilderijen Paintings 1950-2000, 21st September - 25th November 2001, illustrated p.21;
London, James Hyman Gallery, The Challenge of Post-War Painting: New Paths for Modernist Art in Britain 1950-1965, 3rd June - 4th September 2004, cat. no.10, illustrated p.41.
Alan Bowness (ed.), Alan Davie, Lund Humphries, London, 1967, illustrated pl.41, cat. no.157;
Douglas Hall and Michael Tucker, Alan Davie, Lund Humphries, London, 1992, cat. no.199.