Lot 122
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BERYL COOK | One Lady Owner

10,000 - 15,000 GBP
30,000 GBP
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  • Beryl Cook
  • One Lady Owner
  • signed; also signed, titled and dated 1990 on the reverse
  • oil on board
  • 36 by 45.5cm.; 14 by 18in.


Portal Gallery, London, where acquired by the present owner in 1997


Julian Spalding (intro.), Beryl Cook, Happy Days, Victor Gollancz, London, 1995, illustrated (as Rusty Car);
Joe Whitlock Blundell, Beryl Cook, The Bumper Edition, Victor Gollancz, London, 2000, illustrated p.82 (as Rusty Car).

Catalogue Note

'For a long time this little car remained parked outside a house we passed each morning. I grew more and more interested as I read the messages and noticed the extensive rust, something I like painting very much. To finish the picture off I added the sort of person I thought might own a car like this, and then found a cherished registration number from one of the long lists they print in the Sunday papers.'

Beryl Cook, quoted in Joe Whitlock Blundell, Beryl Cook, The Bumper Edition, Victor Gollancz, London, 2000, p.82.