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    Sale 5391

    20th Century British Art including Works from the Collection of Bannon & Barnabas McHenry

    17 December 2008, London, South Kensington

  • Lot 72

    John Piper, C.H. (1903-1992)

    Autun, Gislebertus' Drapery

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    John Piper, C.H. (1903-1992)
    Autun, Gislebertus' Drapery
    signed 'John Piper' (lower right) and inscribed 'Gislebertus Drapery' (lower left)
    pencil, ink, watercolour, bodycolour, pastel and oil
    21¼ x 14½ in. (54 x 36.8 cm.)
    Executed in 1967.

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    The cathedral in Autun, France, is famous for it's romanesque sculptures by Gislebertus.

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    Please note that this lot is inscribed and dated 'Gislebertus Drapery, Autun/1967' (on the reverse).


    A. West, John Piper, London, 1979, p. 211, pl. 159, illustrated.


    London, Marlborough Fine Art, John Piper Church Commissions, April 1967, catalogue not traced.
    Swansea, University College of Swansea, John Piper, May 1968, catalogue not traced.