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    Sale 7729

    20th Century British Art

    21 May 2009, London, King Street

  • Lot 69

    Edward Wolfe, R.A. (1897-1982)

    The Yellow Hat (Mrs Geoffrey Garrat)

    Price Realised  

    Estimate

    Edward Wolfe, R.A. (1897-1982)
    The Yellow Hat (Mrs Geoffrey Garrat)
    signed 'Wolfe' (lower right)
    oil on canvas-board
    31½ x 25¼ in. (80 x 64 cm.)
    Painted in 1933.


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    The present work was probably painted at Tangiers.

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    Provenance

    Norman Hutchinson.
    with Mayor Gallery, London.


    Saleroom Notice

    Please note that the present work was illustrated on the front cover of Those Barren Leaves by Aldous Huxley, published by Flamingo Modern Classics.


    Literature

    J. Russell Taylor, Edward Wolfe, London, 1986, p. 179, pl. 160.


    Exhibited

    London, Arts Council, Arts Council Gallery, Edward Wolfe a retrospective exhibition of paintings & drawings, May - June 1967, no. 36: this exhibition travelled to Norwich, Castle Museum, July 1967; Wolverhampton, Art Gallery, August 1967; and Derby, Art Gallery, September 1967.
    New York, Wildenstein & Co., Contemporary Portrait Society Exhibition, 1974, no. 74.
    London, Edward Harvane Gallery, A Homage to Duncan Grant, 1975, no. 43.
    London, Phillips, The Ben Uri Story, 2001, no. 76: this exhibition travelled to Edinburgh.