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Property from a Prestigious European Private Collection

Frank Auerbach

Head of E.O.W. II

Auction Closed

March 6, 07:55 PM GMT


3,000,000 - 4,000,000 GBP

Lot Details


Frank Auerbach

b. 1931

Head of E.O.W. II

oil on board

35.5 by 29.4 cm. 14 by 11 ⅝ in. 

Executed in 1964. 

Marlborough Fine Art, London

Mr. and Mrs. Allan Stone, New York

Hiscox Collection, London

Sotheby’s, London, 3 December 1998, lot 33 (consigned by the above)

Private Collection, New York (acquired from the above)

Ivor Braka, London

Acquired from the above in 1999 by the present owner 

Robert Hughes, Frank Auerbach, London 1992, no. 115, p. 156, illustrated

William Feaver, Frank Auerbach, New York 2009, no. 168, pp. 63, 255, illustrated in colour

Catherine Lampert, Frank Auerbach: Speaking and Painting, London 2015, p. 115, illustrated in colour

William Feaver, Frank Auerbach: Revised and Expanded Edition, New York 2022, no. 168, pp. 65, 297, illustrated in colour

Exh. Cat., London, The Courtauld Gallery, Frank Auerbach. The Charcoal Heads, 2024, p. 45, illustrated in colour 

London, Marlborough Fine Art, Frank Auerbach, February 1965, no. 10, n.p.

London, Hayward Gallery and Edinburgh, Fruit Market Gallery, Frank Auerbach, May – August 1978, no. 57, p. 87, illustrated

London, Pilar Ordovas and Amsterdam, Rijksmuseum, Raw Truth: – Auerbach – Rembrandt, October 2013 – March 2014, p. 48, illustrated in colour (detail); pp. 67, 76, illustrated in colour

London, Ben Brown Fine Arts, Frank Auerbach/Tony Bevan, What is a Head?, December 2020 – April 2021, n.p., illustrated in colour