Lot 119
  • 119

Peter Lanyon

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  • Peter Lanyon
  • Marino
  • titled
  • watercolour, gouache, pencil and crayon on paper
  • 50 by 34.5cm.; 19¾ by 13½in.
  • Executed in January 1953.


The Artist
Margaret Mellis
Private Collection, U.K., from whom acquired by the present owner

Catalogue Note

We are grateful to Martin Lanyon and Toby Treves for their kind assistance with the cataloguing of the present work.

The present work is one of the first paintings that Lanyon executed whilst staying in Italy in early 1953. Marino is a town which lies twenty kilometres south-east of Rome, overlooking lake Albano, and Lanyon's pocket-diary entry for January 8th 1953 confirms that the present work was inspired by a day-visit to Marino with the artist Henry Inlander. Lanyon and Inlander went on to rent a Studio together (in Anticoli Corrado) for the next four months, from January to the end of April 1953.