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    Sale 5389

    20th Century British Art

    16 July 2008, London, South Kensington

  • Lot 64

    Graham Sutherland, O.M. (1903-1980)

    Rock shelter

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    Graham Sutherland, O.M. (1903-1980)
    Rock shelter
    signed with initials 'GS.' (lower right)
    pencil, ink, watercolour and bodycolour, unframed
    7 x 7 in. (17.8 x 17.8 cm.)
    Executed circa 1973-4.


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    Sutherland described how 'I would lie on the warm shore until my eye, becoming riveted to some sea-eroded rocks, would notice that they were precisely reproducing in miniature, the forms of inland hills.' (G. Sutherland, 'Welsh Sketchbook', Horizon, London, April 1942, pp. 225-35).

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