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    Sale 7595

    20th Century British Art

    6 June 2008, London, King Street

  • Lot 124

    John Piper, C.H. (1903-1992)

    The Catacombs, Rome

    Price Realised  

    John Piper, C.H. (1903-1992)
    The Catacombs, Rome
    ink, crayon, watercolour and bodycolour
    14¾ x 22 in. (37.5 x 56 cm.)
    Executed in 1961.


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    Piper executed a series of works depicting important sites in Rome between 1960-62. These works were prepared for an exhibition at Arthur Jeffress Gallery in May of 1962, and followed a successful show of paintings and watercolours of Venice.

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    Literature

    Exhibition catalogue, John Piper Retrospective, Durham, Grey College, 1999, no.22, p. 11, illustrated.


    Exhibited

    Durham, Grey College, John Piper Retrospective, April 1999, no. 22.