• Old Master & 19th Century Pain auction at Christies

    Sale 2282

    Old Master & 19th Century Paintings, Drawings, & Watercolors

    27 January 2010, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 237

    Edward Brian Seago (Norwich 1910-1974 London)

    Circus Encampment

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    Edward Brian Seago (Norwich 1910-1974 London)
    Circus Encampment
    signed and dated 'Seago/31' (lower left)
    oil on panel
    25 x 30 in. (63.5 x 76.2 cm.)

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    This is one of several paintings produced by Seago whilst traveling with Bertram Mill's circus. As a young artist he visited the circus in Norwich and was entranced by the excitement and romance of the circus ring. He followed the circus as their 'artist-in-residence' and later traveled with Baker brothers, a riding act. His experiences at this time led to the publication of a memoir entitled 'Circus Company' in 1933, with an introduction by John Masefield, the Poet Laureate.


    Property of a Deceased Estate; Christie's, London, 23 June 1994, lot 185.
    Anonymous sale; Christie's, London, 4 June 2004, lot 132, where purchased.

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