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    Sale 5884

    20th Century British Art

    15 July 2009, London, South Kensington

  • Lot 105

    Gwyther Irwin (1931-2008)

    Emerald

    Price Realised  

    Gwyther Irwin (1931-2008)
    Emerald
    signed 'Irwin' (lower left)
    pastel and torn paper collage
    36 x 48 in. (91.4 x 121.9 cm.)
    Executed in 1963.


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    R.T. Cowern was the Principal of Brighton College of Art when Gwyther Irwin took up the post of head of Fine Art at the college in 1969.

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    Provenance

    Purchased from the 1963 exhibition by R.T. Cowern R.A. and thence by descent to the present owner.


    Exhibited

    London, Gimpel Fils Gallery, Gwyther Irwin, September 1963, no. 21.