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John Cecil Stephenson (1889-1965):
Study for Fugue, circa 1953
Framed (ref: 6668)
Pen and ink on card
8 3/4 x 6 1/4 in. (22.4 x 15.9 cm)
Fugue is a musical term that refers to a contrapuntal compositional technique in two or more voices, built on a subject that is introduced at the beginning at different pitches and which recurs frequently in the course of the composition. A skilled musician himself throughout his life Stephenson' sought to find visual equivalents for musical forms.