Lot 182
  • 182

Patrick Heron

40,000 - 60,000 GBP
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  • Patrick Heron
  • Scarlet in Vermilion with Greens : December 1962
  • signed, titled and inscribed on the reverse
  • oil on canvas
  • 76 by 101.5cm.; 30 by 40in.


Waddington Galleries, London, where acquired by the present owner, 20th November 1990


London, Waddington Galleries, Patrick Heron, 28th February - 23rd March 1963, cat. no.12;
Edinburgh, Hume Tower, Paintings by Patrick Heron and Bryn Wynter, 30th August - 11th September 1965. cat. no.7, illustrated;
Richard Demarco Inaugural Exhibition, (exh. cat.), August 1966, illustrated p.24.

Catalogue Note

The Estate of Patrick Heron is preparing the forthcoming catalogue raisonné of the Artist's work and would like to hear from owners of any works by Patrick Heron, so that these can be included in this comprehensive catalogue. Please write to The Estate of Patrick Heron c/o Modern & Post-War British Art, Sotheby's, 34-35 New Bond Street, London, W1A 2AA or email modbrit@sothebys.com

'The only rule I follow while painting is this: I always allow my hand to surprise me (the line of all the frontiers in my recent paintings are drawn-in in a matter of a few seconds): also, I always follow impulse – for instance in the choice of colours; deliberation is fruitless. But this does not mean that every act connected with the painting of the picture is not deliberate: it is' (Patrick Heron, ‘Colour in my Painting: 1969’, Studio International, December 1969, cited in Vivien Knight, ‘Patrick Heron’, John Taylor in association with Lund Humphries, London, 1988, p.34).