Modern & Contemporary Day Auction

Modern & Contemporary Day Auction

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March 7, 03:05 PM GMT


40,000 - 60,000 GBP

Lot Details


Lucian Freud

1922 - 2011

Able Seaman

signed with the artist's initials (upper right)

ink and oil on vellum

38.5 by 25.4 cm. 15⅛ by 10 in.

framed: 57 by 44 cm. 22½ by 17⅜ in.

Executed in 1941.

Anthony D'Offay, London

Thomas Gibson Fine Art, London (acquired from the above in 1975)

Robert Miller Gallery, New York

Vivian Horan Fine Art, New York

Acquired from the above by the present owner

London, Anthony d'Offay, Lucian Freud: Pages from a Sketchbook of 1941, January - February 1974, no. 10, n.p., illustrated in colour; and illustrated in colour (on the cover)

Oxford, Ashmolean Museum; Edinburgh, The Fruitmarket Gallery; Hull, Ferens Art Gallery; Liverpool, Walker Art Galler; Exeter, Royal Albert Memorial Museum; and San Francisco, The Fine Arts Museum of San Francisco, Lucian Freud: Works on Paper, May 1988 - February 1989, no. 2, p. 122, illustrated in colour

London, Tate Britain; Barcelona, Fundación La Caixa; and Los Angeles, The Museum of Contemporary Art, Lucian Freud, June - May 2002, no. 4, p. 56, illustrated in colour

London, Gagosian Gallery, Friends and Relations: Lucian Freud, Francis Bacon, Frank Auerbach, Michael Andrews, November 2022 - January 2023