• 20th Century British And Irish auction at Christies

    Sale 7789

    20th Century British And Irish Art

    12 November 2009, London, King Street

  • Lot 87

    Anne Redpath, A.R.A., A.R.W.S., R.S.A. (1895-1965)

    Cornflowers

    Price Realised  

    Anne Redpath, A.R.A., A.R.W.S., R.S.A. (1895-1965)
    Cornflowers
    signed 'Anne Redpath' (lower left)
    oil on panel
    24 x 20 in. (61 x 50.8 cm.)
    Painted in 1942.


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    Patrick Bourne comments, 'By the early 1940s Redpath's work had become manifestly professional. From an early age she had accepted the necessity of unremitting hard work as a precondition of artistic achievement. Kim Redpath describes her attention to technique as "a loving process" ... Redpath's freedom with paint was almost culinary, imbued with a sense of experiment and discovery and relishing the accident of invention' (see Anne Redpath 1895-1965, Edinburgh, 1989, p. 28).

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    Provenance

    with Aitken Dott & Son (the Scottish Gallery), Edinburgh.
    Anonymous sale; Sotheby's, London, 20 August 1996, lot 1226.
    with Fine Art Society, London, December 1996, where purchased by the present owner.


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    Exhibited

    Edinburgh, Royal Scottish Academy, Society of Scottish Artists, 1942.
    Edinburgh, Aitken Dott, Christmas Exhibition, 1971, no. 77.