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Prunella Clough

Chemical Works II

Prunella Clough

Prunella Clough

Chemical Works II

Chemical Works II

Prunella Clough

1919 - 1999

Chemical Works II


signed Clough (upper left)

oil on canvas

unframed: 76.5 by 61.5cm.; 30 by 24¼in.

framed: 94.5 by 80cm.; 37¼ by 31½in.

Executed in 1959. 


We are grateful to Gerard Hastings for his kind assistance with the cataloguing of the present work.

Original canvas. The work is in generally very good overall condition. The surface is dirty with some scattered specks of staining. Areas of strong impasto. A few abrasions and lines of craquelure to extreme edges. Ultraviolet light reveals a few potential flecks of retouching to the extreme edges. Held in painted wooden frame with canvas inset.


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Acquired by the mother of the previous owner in the 1950s
Their sale, Sotheby's London, 25 May 2011, lot 75, where acquired by the present owner
London, Whitechapel Art Gallery, Prunella Clough ‘Retrospective Exhibition’, September – October 1960, no. 121