Lot 118
  • 118

Peter Lanyon

25,000 - 35,000 GBP
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  • Peter Lanyon
  • Untitled (Offshore Diving)
  • signed and dated 57
  • oil on board
  • 23 by 30.5cm.; 9 by 12in.


The Artist, from whom acquired by Barbara and Patrick Delaney in 1957
Gimpel Fils, London
Hazlitt Holland-Hibbert, London, where acquired by the present owners


Catalogue Note

We are grateful to Martin Lanyon for his kind assistance with the cataloguing of the present work. With another work by the same hand to the reverse.  Patrick Delaney was at St Peter's Loft, the art school run by Lanyon in St Ives, during the 1950s.

'I believe that landscape, the outside world of things and events larger than ourselves is the proper place to find our deepest meanings…I want to make the point that landscape painting is not a provincial activity as it is thought to be by many in the United States, but a true ambition like the mountaineer who cannot see the clouds without feeling the lift inside them. These things take us in to places where our trial with forces greater than ourselves, where skill and training and courage combine to make us transcend our ordinary lives.' (Peter Lanyon, ‘Some Aspects in Modern British Painting: an Artist’s Point of View’, lecture for the British Council in Czechoslovakia, 27 January 1964)