Artist's Resale Right ("Droit de Suite"). Artist's Resale Right Regulations 2006 apply to this lot, the buyer agrees to pay us an amount equal to the resale royalty provided for in those Regulations, and we undertake to the buyer to pay such amount to the artist's collection agent.
with Juda Rowan Gallery, London.
Anonymous sale; Sotheby’s, London, 4 November 1992, lot 119.
with Richard Salmon Gallery, London.
with Robert Sandelson, London, where purchased by the present owner, July 1999.
PROPERTY FROM THE COLLECTION OF RICHARD JAMES
The tailor Richard James first burst into the public consciousness in 1992 when he took premises on Savile Row. He was the first of the 'new establishment' - the new, more fashion orientated wave of tailors who moved onto the street in the 1990s, and he was widely credited as having done much to revitalise the reputation and fortunes of what is acknowledged to be the world centre of quality tailoring. His trademark slim, modern tailoring and bold use of colour earned him a large celebrity following, including actors, musicians, sportsmen, fashion designers and politicians, many who have become his friends. The Telegraph reported in 1995 that Viscount Linley was measured for his suits astride his motorcycle. One early supporter of Richard James was established British couturier Hardy Amies who had opened his business on Savile Row in 1946. 'Sir Hardy Amies was marvellous', recalled James, 'I well recall his chauffeur-driven car pulling up outside Richard James, and Sir Hardy emerging like Lady Bracknell. He'd cast a lugubrious eye over the bright pink and acid green jackets in our window before shaking his head at us in mock disbelief. And then he smiled'. Richard James has won both the British Fashion Council's Menswear Designer of the Year and Bespoke Designer of the Year awards.
Exhibition catalogue, Bridget Riley Paintings and Works on Paper, 1960s to 1990s, Robert Sandelson, Narborough Hall, 2006, n.p., not numbered, illustrated.
Norfolk, Robert Sandelson, Narborough Hall, Bridget Riley Paintings and Works on Paper, 1960s to 1990s, June – August 2006, not numbered.