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    Sale 5390

    20th Century British Art

    7 October 2008, London, South Kensington

  • Lot 214

    Jim Page-Roberts (b. 1925)

    Stretching Figure by the Bow of a Boat

    Price Realised  

    Jim Page-Roberts (b. 1925)
    Stretching Figure by the Bow of a Boat
    signed with initials 'P.R.' (lower right), and with studio stamp (on the reverse)
    oil on canvas laid on board
    16 x 22 in. (40.7 x 55.8 cm.)
    Painted in 1962.


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    In the late 1950s and early 1960s, Page-Roberts created a series of collages and a small number of oils inspired by Chichester Harbour. The present work is one of the few remaining oils of this period and demonstrates Page-Roberts' distinctive treatment of the human form and boat on a Quay. Stretched Figure by the Bow of a Boat can be read from left to right and suggests the cycle of a harbourman's work day from first light to moonlight and includes a boat within a boatyard.
    The Shed, Chelsea Football Ground by Jim Page-Roberts sold in these rooms on 7 December 2006 for £33,600.

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