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PROPERTY FROM THE COLLECTION OF DR ELKAYEM

Seif Wanly
UNTITLED
Estimate
4,0006,000
LOT SOLD. 16,250 GBP
JUMP TO LOT
15

PROPERTY FROM THE COLLECTION OF DR ELKAYEM

Seif Wanly
UNTITLED
Estimate
4,0006,000
LOT SOLD. 16,250 GBP
JUMP TO LOT

Details & Cataloguing

Contemporary Art / Arab & Iranian

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Seif Wanly
1906-1979
UNTITLED

signed and dated 52


oil on paper


32.5 by 47cm.; 12 3/4 by 18 1/2 in.
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Provenance

Acquired directly from the artist by the previous owner
Thence by descent

Catalogue Note

Having set up a studio together in 1942 as well as a private art school, Seif and Adham Wanly participated in over seventeen exhibitions, including a Venice Biennale, until Adham's death in 1959.

Seif continued to paint after his brother's death and they are both regarded as two of Egypt's leading artists.

Seif is renowned as a comedic expressionist, painting whimsical characters often seen at a bar, café, or on the beach. This work illustrates Seif's fondness theatre. We see two women intently leaning over the balcony at a theatre obviously thoroughly enjoying the show. Even with a pastel work such as this, his vivid palette, and the abstraction he employed to conjure up the sound and atmosphere of the environment is a powerful and evocative artistic technique.

Contemporary Art / Arab & Iranian

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London