GARY BUNT | THE SERMON IN THE WHEAT FIELD
THE SERMON IN THE WHEAT FIELD
signed; also signed, titled, dated 2015 and inscribed on the reverse
oil on canvas
121 by 152.5cm.; 47¾ by 60in.
The canvas is original. There is some minor bubbling towards the upper left corner, with a few more minor instances elsewhere, only visible upon very close inspection. There is minor flattening to the impasto on the roof and to the figure to the left of the dog. There are one or two very faint rubs in places. There is light surface dust and there are one or two tiny spots of surface matter and studio detritus, only visible upon close inspection. This excepting, the work appears in excellent overall condition.
Inspection under Ultraviolet light no obvious signs of retouching.
The work is presented in a wooden slip in a painted composite wooden frame.
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Portland Gallery, London, where acquired by the present owners in 2015
London, Portland Gallery, Gary Bunt, May 2015, cat. no.3.
IVE GATHERED YOU TOGETHER MEN
BENEATH THE SETTING SUN
TO LET YOU KNOW THAT I MUST GO
FOR HERE MY WORK IS DONE
SO WHEN I'M GONE REMEMBER ALL
THE LESSONS YOU HAVE LEARNT
STAY TRUE TO THEM AND DO NOT STRAY
OR YOU'LL GET YOUR FINGERS BURNT
BE KIND TO EVERY ONE YOU MEET
SHOW EVERYBODY LOVE
BE MEEK AND MILD
JUST LIKE A CHILD
AND PRAY TO HIM ABOVE
ONE MORE THING I'D LIKE TO SAY
IF YOU WANT A STRESS FREE LIFE
DON'T NICK YOUR NEIGHBOURS DONKEY
OR SLEEP WITH SOMEONES WIFE
We are grateful to the Artist for his kind assistance with the cataloguing of the present work.