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New Place Excavations by Adrian Spaak

Description

Charcoal on paper, by Adrian Spaak, 2010-2013

The old mulberry tree in the great garden at New Place during season 1 of Digging for Shakespeare. The artist used some charcoal excavated from the site to produce this work.

This is one of 8 works by the artist that document the archaeological excavations on the site of New Place, 2010-2013. Spaak was a guide at Nash's House and New Place during the excavations and undertook the work as a response to the activity on the site. Spaak studied at the Royal College of Art in the 1960s under Peter Blake, Carel Weight and Roger de Gray. He is a professional artist and retired art teacher.

  • Measurements

  • Width

    1200 mm

  • Height

    880 mm

  • Place made

    United Kingdom - England - Warwickshire - Stratford-upon-Avon - Chapel Street - New Place