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    Sale 5884

    20th Century British Art

    15 July 2009, London, South Kensington

  • Lot 19 A

    John Minton (1917-1957)

    Vague Composition or Anything

    Price Realised  

    Estimate

    John Minton (1917-1957)
    Vague Composition or Anything
    inscribed 'VAGUE/COMPOSITION/OR/ANYTHING' (lower left)
    pencil
    7¼ x 8½ in. (18.4 x 21.6 cm.)
    Executed circa 1934.


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    The present work depicts, amongst others, Isabel Rawsthorne, Francis Bacon and Roy de Maistre.

    We are grateful to Frances Spalding for her assistance cataloguing the present work.

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    Provenance

    Given by the artist to John Hyde in 1936.


    Exhibited

    London, Royal College of Art, John Minton, 1917-1957 : a selective retrospective, January - February 1994; this exhibition travelled to Bath, Victoria Art Gallery; Llandudno, Oriel Mostyn and Newtown, Oriel 31.