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    Sale 5389

    20th Century British Art

    16 July 2008, London, South Kensington

  • Lot 145

    David Hockney, R.A. (b. 1937)

    Portrait of Richard Buckle

    Price Realised  


    David Hockney, R.A. (b. 1937)
    Portrait of Richard Buckle
    signed and dated 'David H. 31.VII.63' (lower left)
    10 x 7¾ in. (25.4 x 19.7 cm.)

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    Richard Buckle was a well-known ballet critic. In 1939 he founded the magazine Ballet, and between 1948 and 1955 he was ballet critic for The Observer. He also organised numerous exhibitions including the quatercentenary Shakespeare exhibition at Stratford-upon-Avon. The present work was executed on the reverse of a leaflet for this exhibition.

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