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Study for 'Ra' (1980)

Bridget Riley

gouache and pencil on paper

Victoria Gallery & Museum, University of Liverpool

Study for 'Ra' (1980)

© Bridget Riley 2023. All rights reserved. Photo credit: University of Liverpool



Drawing and Watercolour


Gouache, Paper, Pencil

Physical Object Description:

Signed and dated: Bridget Riley 1980, bottom right. Inscribed: Final Study for Ra/Free organisation/Four colours, black and white? Light passages interspersed with blue'd sequences, bottom left.


114 x 83.6 cm

Accession Number:



Presented by the Contemporary Art Society, 1982

Ownership history:

Purchased from the Rowan Gallery, London by Belle Shenkman (1928-1995) for the Contemporary Art Society, 6 July 1981; presented to Victoria Gallery and Museum, University of Liverpool, 1982

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