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    Sale 7424

    20th Century British Art

    16 November 2007, London, King Street

  • Lot 64

    Edward Burra (1905-1976)

    Seamen Ashore, Greenock (recto); Figures at a party (verso)

    Price Realised  

    Edward Burra (1905-1976)
    Seamen Ashore, Greenock (recto); Figures at a party (verso)
    stamped 'E.J. Burra' (lower right, recto)
    pencil, coloured crayons and pastel
    25 x 19 in. (63.5 x 48.2 cm.)
    Executed circa 1944 (recto).


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    It is likely that the reverse of the present work, Figures at a party, was executed at an earlier date than the recto, Seamen Ashore, Greenock, possibly in the 1920s. Andrew Causey dates the recto as circa 1944.

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    Literature

    A. Causey, Edward Burra, Oxford, 1985, no. 69, illustrated (recto).