Upon graduating from the Slade in June 1962, Procktor was awarded an Abbey Minor travel scholarship of £250, and spent the summer in Italy and Greece with the painter Michael Upton and Upton's girlfriend, Anne McKechnie. Among the small number of watercolours Procktor completed during this trip, are the present sketches of Upton swimming in the Aegean Sea.
Patrick Procktor - Works on Paper, Redfern Gallery, London, 2017
Ian Massey, Patrick Procktor: Art and Life, Norwich: Unicorn Press, 2010, illustrated p.51
Patrick Procktor - Works on Paper, Redfern Gallery, London, 2017, illustrated p.107