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    Sale 5438

    The Sunday Sale

    30 November 2008, London, South Kensington

  • Lot 190

    REGINALD JOHN WHISTLER 'REX' (BRITISH, 1905-1944)

    Price Realised  

    REGINALD JOHN WHISTLER 'REX' (BRITISH, 1905-1944)
    Venus and Adonis surrounded by putti
    pen and ink and watercolour
    6¼ x 9 in. (16 x 23 cm.)


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    Rex Whistler studied under Henry Tonks at the Slade School of Fine Art, who, in later years commented to Sir Osbert Sitwell that in the course of his career, he had only encountered few individuals with a natural gift for drawing, and that Rex Whistler was one of those. The present drawing with its brevity of line and assured touch is a fine example of Whistler's draughtsmanship.

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    Provenance

    Reginald John Whistler 'Rex' and thence by descent to his younger brother Sir (Alan Charles) Lawrence Whistler.
    Acquired by Michael Renshaw, Esq.