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ALFRED WALLIS | Ships With Flowering Trees

20,000 - 30,000 GBP
93,750 GBP
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  • Ships With Flowering Trees
  • signed twice
  • oil, household paint and pencil on paper


Margaret Mellis and Francis Davison
Austin/Desmond Fine Art, London, where acquired by the present owner, April 2003


London, Austin/Desmond, James Dixon, Mary Jewels, Alfred Wallis, Paintings by Three Self-Taught Artists, 19th March - 30th April 2003, un-numbered exhibition, illustrated on the front cover.

Catalogue Note

We are grateful to Robert Jones for his kind assistance with the cataloguing of the present work. '[Wallis] enjoyed talking about his paintings, speaking of them not as paintings but as events and experiences.'

(Ben Nicholson, 'Alfred Wallis', Horizon, 7, no.37, 1943, p.52 quoted in Jovan Nicholson, Art and Life, exh. cat. Dulwich Picture Gallery, 2013, p.120).