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    Sale 12303

    Modern British & Irish Art

    17 March 2016, London, South Kensington

  • Lot 5

    Austin Osman Spare (1886-1956)

    Primal Urge

    Price Realised  

    Estimate

    Austin Osman Spare (1886-1956)
    Primal Urge
    signed with initials 'AOS' (lower left), signed again and inscribed '17 'Primal Urge'/by Austin O. Spare' (on a label attached to the reverse)
    pencil and gouache on panel
    26 x 32 3/8 in. (66 x 82.3 cm.)


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    Special Notice

    Artist's Resale Right ("Droit de Suite"). Artist's Resale Right Regulations 2006 apply to this lot, the buyer agrees to pay us an amount equal to the resale royalty provided for in those Regulations, and we undertake to the buyer to pay such amount to the artist's collection agent.


    Provenance

    Collection of Watercolours and Drawings by Austin Osman Spare; Christie's, South Kensington, 12 May 1994, lot 74, where purchased by the present owner.


    Pre-Lot Text

    PROPERTY FROM THE ESTATE OF ROBERT TAYLOR AGASUCCI


    Literature

    R. Ansell (ed.), The Exhibition Catalogues of Austin Osman Spare, London, 2012, pp. 160 and 307.


    Exhibited

    London, The Mansion House Tavern, Exhibition of Paintings by Austin Osman Spare, June - July 1952, no. 17.