Lot 37
  • 37

Alexander Mackenzie

25,000 - 35,000 GBP
40,000 GBP
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  • Alexander Mackenzie
  • Painting (Gwithian) Aug 57-
  • signed, titled and inscribed on the reverse
  • oil on board


Waddington Galleries, London
Anthony Twentyman, London
Sale, Sotheby's London, 4th October 1995, lot 328
Montpelier Sandelson, London
Audrey Wintour
Sale, Christie's London, 27th May 2010, lot 15
Private Collection
Austin/Desmond Fine Art, London, where acquired by the present owner


London, Montpelier Sandelson, 1995, cat. no.748 (details untraced).

Catalogue Note

As an artist who spent much of his life living at the very tip of the Penwith peninsula, Alexander Mackenzie had an extremely close connection to the landscape which is carefully expressed in his paintings. Mackenzie’s works, much as those of Peter Lanyon’s, are derived from the nature and landscape of Cornwall - Gwithian is a small village across the bay from St Ives. The large beach is exposed to the Atlantic breakers and much of the movement and power is woven into the composition of this work, the largest by Mackenzie to appear at auction, allowing for close comparison between this work and Green Coast (sold in these rooms, Bowie/Collector, 11th November 2016, lot 131, sold for £37,500).