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    Sale 7595

    20th Century British Art

    6 June 2008, London, King Street

  • Lot 46

    Keith Vaughan (1912-1977)

    Figure in landscape

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    Keith Vaughan (1912-1977)
    Figure in landscape
    signed and dated 'Keith Vaughan 1960' (on the backboard)
    31 x 23 in. (78.7 x 58.4 cm.)

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    Vaughan taught on a part-time basis at the Slade School of Art from 1958 until his last year. One of his students in the late 1950s was Mario Dubsky (1939-85), who drew large charcoal figures as part of his student assignment. These intrigued and impressed Vaughan, inspiring him to produce about twenty large charcoals of his own, deriving from Dubsky, but strongly Vaughan's own. These are some of his finest and most elaborate drawings, and the present work is perhaps the most powerful of them all.


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    Purchased by the present owner for 45 gns in January 1965.


    Exhibition catalogue, VII Biennale, British Council, São Paolo, 1962, no. 2, illustrated.


    London, Whitechapel Gallery, Keith Vaughan Retrospective, March - April 1962, no. 276, as 'Figure and Landscape'.
    São Paolo, British Council, VII Biennale, September - December 1963, no. 2.