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John Bratby, R.A.
EVE
Estimate
4,0006,000
LOT SOLD. 4,750 GBP
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30
John Bratby, R.A.
EVE
Estimate
4,0006,000
LOT SOLD. 4,750 GBP
JUMP TO LOT

Details & Cataloguing

20th Century British Art

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John Bratby, R.A.
1928-1992
EVE
signed; titled and dated 58 on the stretcher
oil on board
143 by 51.5cm.; 56¼ by 20¼in.
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Provenance

Sale, Christie's London, 12th May 1989, lot 99
Private Collection

Exhibited

London, Julian Hartnoll, John Bratby 1928-1992, Spring 2003, cat. no.11.

Literature

Maurice Yacowar, The Great Bratby: A Portrait of John Bratby, R.A., Middlesex University Press, 2008, p.66, illustrated.

Catalogue Note

The present work was one of several commissioned for Ronald Neame's 1958 Oscar nominated film, The Horse's Mouth, based on the novel of the same title by Joyce Cary. Bratby's paintings were used as the work of Cary's passionate and deeply idiosyncratic artist hero, Gulley Jimson, played in the film by Alec Guinness and Bratby considered these pieces as amongst his best work.

20th Century British Art

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London