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Peter Lanyon

Rising Air

VAT reduced rateArtist's Resale RightUK: Greenford Park Warehouse

Estimate:

400,000

to
- 600,000 GBP

Property from the Neiman Marcus Collection

Peter Lanyon

Peter Lanyon

Rising Air

Rising Air

Estimate:

400,000

to
- 600,000 GBP

Lot sold:

958,800

GBP

Property from the Neiman Marcus Collection


Peter Lanyon

1918 - 1964

Rising Air


signed Lanyon and dated 61 (lower centre); also signed Lanyon, titled, dated 61 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.


We are grateful to Martin Lanyon and Toby Treves for their kind assistance with the cataloguing of the present work.

To request a condition report for this lot, please contact Thomas.podd@sothebys.com.

Gimpel Fils, 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
Peter Lanyon 1918-1964: Bilder 1960-1964, Gimpel and Hanover Galerie, Zurich, 17 September - 17 October 1964, exh. cat., no. 3 
Andrew Causey, Peter Lanyon: His Painting, Aidan Ellis, Henley-on-Thames, 1971, no. 166, p. 64
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 Raisonné of the Oil Paintings and Three-Dimensional Works, Modern Art Press, London, 2018, illustrated no. 484, p. 498-9