1918 - 1964
signed Lanyon (lower right)
oil on board
unframed: 50 by 39cm.; 19½ by 15¼in.
framed: 72.5 by 61cm.; 28½ by 24in.
Executed in 1954.
We are grateful to Martin Lanyon and Toby Treves for their kind assistance with the cataloguing of the present work.
The board appears sound, the upper and lower edges of the board have inherent varied texture. The work appears to be in excellent overall condition.
One or two tiny spots of staining. Some very light surface dust.
The work is floated in a painted wooden composite frame.
Ultraviolet light reveals pinhead sized instances of flourescence and possible retouching most likely in line with previous board pins, these have been very sensitively executed.
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Gimpel Fils, London, where acquired by Frank Walker in 1954
Gimpel Fils, London, 1998
Austin/Desmond Fine Art, London, where acquired by the family of the present owner in 1998
Andrew Causey, Peter Lanyon: His Painting, Aidan Ellis Publishing Limited, Henley-on-Thames, 1971, p. 47, no. 39, dated 1951
Andrew Lanyon, Peter Lanyon: 1918-1964, Andrew Lanyon, Newlyn, 1990, illustrated p. 109, dated 1951
Andrew Lanyon, Saint Ives: The Paintings of Peter Lanyon, Andrew Lanyon, Newlyn, 2001, illustrated n.p., dated 1951
Toby Treves, Peter Lanyon: Catalogue Raisonné of the Oil Paintings and Three-Dimensional Works, Modern Art Press, London, 2018, no. 335, illustrated p. 308
London, Gimpel Fils, Peter Lanyon, 17 March 1954 - unknown date, no. 4
London, Austin/Desmond Fine Art, Aspects of Modern British Art 1910-1965, 25 November - 23 December 1998, un-numbered exhibition, illustrated in the catalogue