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with Beaux Arts Gallery, London.
Philip Sutton, R.A., London.
Anonymous sale; Sotheby's, London, 30 June 1983, lot 420, where purchased by the present owner.
THE PROPERTY OF ALAN MANN
Alan Mann was a passionate collector. In his flat overlooking the Thames on Richmond Hill he created an eclectic treasure trove. Born in London, he joined his father's firm of Quantity Surveyors after he left school, and later lived with his brother in a flat above the business in Bloomsbury Square. The British Museum was on his doorstep and his collecting was inspired by the frequent visits he paid to the museum. The art of Africa that he encountered there seems to have ignited a particular passion, and Christie's are honoured to be offering a single-owner sale dedicated to this aspect of his collection to take place in Paris on 4 December 2008.
Alan Mann was also a keen collector of 20th Century British Art, and his collection includes this iconic portrait of E.O.W. by Frank Auerbach and a strong example of Dame Elisabeth Frink's work, Head (lot 146).
His collection of 20th Century British Art also includes a diverse selection of pieces by Robert Clatworthy, a close friend. These works will be offered at the Christie's South Kensington sale of 20th Century British Art to take place on 17 December 2008.