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Edward Burra

War in the Sun

Estimate:

1,800,000

to
- 2,500,000 GBP

Property from an Important British Private Collection

Edward Burra

Edward Burra

War in the Sun

War in the Sun

Estimate:

1,800,000

to
- 2,500,000 GBP

Property from an Important British Private Collection

Edward Burra

1905-1976

War in the Sun


watercolour on paper

unframed: 112 by 156cm.; 44 by 61½in.

framed: 133.5 by 179cm.; 52½ by 70½in.

Executed in 1938.

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Gerald Corcoran, Esq., London, from whom acquired by The Rt Hon the Lord Walston, C.V.O., circa 1945

His sale, Sotheby’s, London, 13th May 1992, lot 49, where acquired by a Private Collector

Lefevre Fine Art, London, from whom acquired by the present owner in 2005

John Rothenstein, Edward Burra, Penguin Modern Painters Series, Penguin Books, London, 1945, illustrated, pl. 31

Andrew Causey, Edward Burra - a complete catalogue, Phaidon, Oxford, 1985, no. 149

Jane Stevenson, Edward Burra: Twentieth-Century Eye, Random House, London, 2008, p. 208


London, The Redfern Gallery, Edward Burra, November - December 1942, no. 5, illustrated in the catalogue n.p.

Leicester, City of Leicester Art Gallery, Contemporaries 1946 - Work by some Contemporary British Artists, 1946, no. 3

London, Tate, Edward Burra, 23 May - 8 July 1973, no. 66

London, Hayward Gallery, Arts Council of Great Britain, Thirties British Art and Design Before the War, 1979, no. 6.34

New York, New York University, Grey Art Gallery and Study Center, A Sense of Place - The Paintings of Edward Burra and Paul Nash, 1982

Oxford, Museum of Modern Art, The Story of the Artists' International Association from 1933 to 1953, April - May 1983, no. 65

Edinburgh, Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art, One Man's Choice, 4 April - 19 May 1985, no. 12

London, Hayward Gallery, Arts Council of Great Britain, Edward Burra, 1985, no. 98, illustrated in the catalogue p. 120 (and discussed in the catalogue introduction)

Mexico City, Centro Cultural Arte Contemporaneo, Edward Burra, February - May 1987, no. 8, illustrated in the catalogue n.p.

London, Lefevre Fine Art Ltd., A Centenary Exhibition, Edward Burra 1905-1976, 11 May - 17 June 2005, no. 13, illustrated in the catalogue p. 35

Chichester, Pallant House Gallery, Edward Burra, 22 October 2011 - 19 February 2012, no. 80, illustrated in the catalogue p. 86, with tour to Djanogly Art Gallery, Lakeside Arts Centre, University of Nottingham