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    Sale 5132

    Twentieth Century British Art

    6 December 2007, London, South Kensington

  • Lot 73

    Edward Seago (1910-1974)

    Britannia oiling a bream from wave chief

    Price Realised  

    Estimate

    Edward Seago (1910-1974)
    Britannia oiling a bream from wave chief
    signed 'Edward Seago' (lower left)
    oil on board
    12 x 15¾ in. (30.5 x 40 cm.)


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    In 1956 HRH Prince Philip invited Seago to join him on his World Tour in Her Majesty's Yacht, Britannia. Seago's journey began at the Melbourne Olympics which HRH Prince Philip had opened, and the yacht travelled through Antartica and the South Atlantic onto West Africa. Seago produced sixty oils during the two month tour which spanned from 15 December 1956 to 21 February 1957 (see J. Reid, Edward Seago The Landscape Art, London, 1991, pp. 220-225).

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    Provenance

    with Spink, London.
    Anonymous sale; Christie's, London, 5 June 1992, lot 75.