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    Sale 12303

    Modern British & Irish Art

    17 March 2016, London, South Kensington

  • Lot 13

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

    Study No. 12, 'Origins of the Land'

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    Graham Sutherland, O.M. (1903-1980)
    Study No. 12, 'Origins of the Land'
    signed with initials, inscribed and dated 'G.S. 1950 Study for 1st version.' (upper left)
    pencil, charcoal and gouache
    5 x 4 ¾ in. (12.8 x 12.1 cm.)

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    The Origins of the Land (Tate, London) was made for the 'Land of Britain' pavilion at the Festival of Britain exhibition, devoted to the themes of the forces of natures, held on the South Bank in 1951. The painting was intended to set the mood for the pavilion which was the first space visitors would see on entering the exhibition.

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    Purchased by Capt. Daniel de Pass at the 1952 exhibition.
    with Agnew's, London.


    London, Redfern Gallery, Graham Sutherland: Oils and Gouaches. Keith Vaughan: Retrospective Exhibition. Contemporary French and English Lithographs, November - December 1952, no. 334.