For biographical information see Acc. nos 1994.165 and 2006.076 'Additional information'.
For information on Max Gimblett's drawings see Acc. no. 2000.023 'Additional information'.
The title of this work is a play on George Orwell's haunting novel 1984 (1949). The quatrefoil shape was first used by Max Gimblett in 1983. Here it serves as a schematic 'bone-like' structure for the pigment element of the drawing.