Ithell Colquhoun

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Scylla

1938
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In this painting, Colquhoun explored the surrealist idea of the ‘double image’, describing it as ‘a pictoral pun’. Named after a monster from Greek mythology, who lived in narrow channel of water and devoured passing sailors, Colquhoun said that the idea was suggested by her view of her own body in the bath. The image can be seen in both ways – as seascape or body.

80 x 60 cm is the largest print size option we are able to offer for this artwork.
  • Artist Ithell Colquhoun
  • Artwork Scylla
  • Exhibition Surrealism Beyond Borders
  • Material FSC Certified paper and wood
  • Date of work 1938
  • Credit Original: Scylla, 1938 Oil paint on board914 × 610 mmTate. Purchased 1977© Spire Healthcare, © Noise Abatement Society, © Samaritans
Ithell Colquhoun (1906 – 1988) was a British artist, poet, author and occultist. A member of the British Surrealist Group for a time, she studied at the Slade School of Fine Art, exhibited with the London Group and created works and techniques exploring ‘psychomorphologies’ – attempts to capture psychic space in painting. She was eventually expelled from the Surrealist Group after refusing to renounce occultism, a subject she became a recognised authority on.
  • Product Code S22295
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As each print is handmade to order they take a little longer to prepare. We’ll dispatch your order as soon as it is ready, separately from any other items.

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As custom prints are made to order, unfortunately we cannot accept returns if you have changed your mind or made a mistake.

If we have made a mistake, or there is a problem with your order, then please contact our customer service team at at shop@tate.org.uk.

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Delivery & returns

DELIVERY TIMES

We aim to deliver custom prints within 1-2 weeks. For international orders, delivery may take 2-4 weeks.

As each print is handmade to order they take a little longer to prepare. We’ll dispatch your order as soon as it is ready, separately from any other items.

UNFRAMED PRINTS DELIVERY CHARGES

UK — £3.60 per order

Europe — £15.00 per order

Rest of world — £28.00 per order

FRAMED & CANVAS PRINTS DELIVERY CHARGES

UK — £7.50 per print

Europe — £20.00 per print

Rest of world — £50.00 per print

We currently offer free standard delivery on all UK orders over £60. Here’s more information on delivery.

REFUNDS & RETURNS

As custom prints are made to order, unfortunately we cannot accept returns if you have changed your mind or made a mistake.

If we have made a mistake, or there is a problem with your order, then please contact our customer service team at at shop@tate.org.uk.

Here’s more information on refunds & returns.