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Peter Lanyon

Rising Air

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Estimate:

400,000

to
- 600,000 GBP

Peter Lanyon

Peter Lanyon

Rising Air

Rising Air

Estimate:

400,000

to
- 600,000 GBP

Peter Lanyon

1918-1964

Rising Air 


signed Lanyon and dated 61 (lower centre); also signed Lanyon, dated 61, titled and inscribed (on the reverse)

oil on canvas

unframed: 152.5 by 122cm.; 60 by 48in.

framed: 156 by 125cm.; 61½ by 49¼in.

Executed in 1961.

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Gimpel Fils Gallery, London, where acquired by the present owners in 1961

Anon., 'British Abstractions', Time (Atlantic edition), vol. 78, no. 7, 18 August 1961, pp 42-8, illustrated p. 43

John Dalton, 'Lanyon and Landscape', The Studio, vol. 164, no. 835, November 1962, pp. 178-81, illustrated p. 181

Andrew Causey, Peter Lanyon: His Painting, Aidan Ellis, Henley-on-Thames, 1971, p. 64, no. 166

Tom Cross, Painting the Warmth of the Sun: St Ives Artists 1935-1975, rev. ed., Halsgrove, Wellington, 2008, p. 119

Toby Treves and Barnaby Wright, 'Peter Lanyon's Gliding Paintings: An Introduction', Soaring Flight: Peter Lanyon's Gliding Paintings, exh. cat., Courtauld Gallery, London, 2015, pp. 20, 23, illustrated fig. 5 (dated 1960)

Toby Treves, Peter Lanyon: Catalogue Raisonne of the Oil Paintings and Three-Dimensional Works, Modern Art Press, London, 2018, no. 484, p. 498-9, illustrated 

Zurich, Gimpel and Hanover Galerie, Peter Lanyon 1918-1964: Bilder 1960-1964, 17 September - 17 October 1964, no. 3 (not exhibited)