Ref No2012.103/C
Extent53 files
TitlePhotographs of works by Dorothy Annan and Trevor Tennant
Datec. 1920s-1960s
DescriptionBlack and white photographs of works undertaken by Annan and Tennant throughout their careers. The series includes photographs of Annan's murals, including commissions undertaken as part of the Artists and Designers Group (Leamington Spa), as well as commissions for the Ministry of Education and the Ministry of Works. Annan's Fleet Building commission is particularly well represented in the series. However, there are comparatively few photographs of Annan's pottery and domestic pieces sold by Heals and Sons Ltd. In addition, Annan's early career is not knowingly represented in the archive, although it is possible that some undated paintings could date from this era. The series also contains a large number of photographs related to Tennant's sculptural career, particularly his early work from 1930-1938. Photographs covering his post-war sculptural career, although present in the series, are not as well represented as those for his early career. This discrepancy may be a consequence of Tennant's later focus on architectural commissions, rather than exhibitions.
NotesThe majority of photographs were located throughout the collection without a coherent sense of original order. An artificial arrangement has been made to organise the photographs and make them more accessible. The photographs have been divided into the following sub-series:

C/1 Photographs of Annan's murals and commissions
C/2 Photographs of Annan's paintings and pottery
C/3 Photographs of Tennant's paintings
C/4 Photographs of Tennant's sculpture, 1930 to 1940
C/5 Photographs of Tennant's sculpture, 1941 – 1950
C/6 Photographs of Tennant's sculpture, 1971 to 1970
C/7 Photographs of heads and busts by Tennant
C/8 Photographs of Tennant at work
C/9 Photographs of sculpture by other artists
C/10 Negatives of works
C/11 Slides
C/12 Personal photographs
AccessConditionsA large proportion of the photographs in the series are marked on the reverse with a copyright stamp belonging to a publication, photographer or commissioning body. Where this is the case, the copyright remains with the relevant copyright holder, rather than the estate.
Related MaterialSee 2012.103/F/ for Tennant's original files containing photographs of his architectural sculpture
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