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Lot 140
  • 140

Arthur Jackson

Estimate
20,000 - 30,000 GBP
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Description

  • Arthur Jackson
  • Abstract composition
  • signed and dated 1936 on the reverse
  • oil on canvas laid on panel
  • 51 by 62cm.; 20 by 24┬╝in.

Provenance

Ashley Havinden Esq
Sale, Christie's London, 22nd October 1997, lot 20
Jonathan Clark & Co., London, where acquired by the present owner

Exhibited

London, London Gallery, Living Art in England, 1939, cat. no.17;
Edinburgh, Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art, Alastair Morton & Edinburgh Weavers, Abstract Art and Textile Design 1935 – 1946, 29th April - 29th May 1978, cat. no.70, where lent by Ashley Havinden Esq.

Literature

Circle: International Survey of Constructive Art, 1937, illustrated;
Matthew Rowe, John Wells - The Fragile Cell, Tate Gallery Publishing, London, 1998, p.11, illustrated fig.7.

Condition

Sound board. There is very minor surface dirt visible to the white pigment. There are three raised areas to the top edge suggestive of nails beneath. There are minor flecks of paint loss to the edges of the artist's integral box frame.. This excepting the work appears to be in very good condition. Ultraviolet light reveals some flecks of retouching to the edges of the artist's integral box frame in line with the aforementioned spots of loss. There are one of two tiny specks of fluorescence to the white pigment and along the right hand edge, which may correspond with an old retouching. Housed behind glass, set within a wooden washed frame, itself float-mounted within another white box frame. Unexamined out of frame. Please telephone the department on +44 (0) 207 293 6424 if you have any questions regarding the present lot.
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