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    Sale 12303

    Modern British & Irish Art

    17 March 2016, London, South Kensington

  • Lot 148

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

    Poelfoen, near Brittany

    Price Realised  


    John Piper, C.H. (1903-1992)
    Poelfoen, near Brittany
    signed 'John Piper' (lower right)
    ink, watercolour, wax resist, gouache and collage
    22½ x 31 in. (57.2 x 77.7 cm.)
    Executed in 1961.

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    A series of related collage and mixed media works, almost all inspired by coastal scenery in Brittany, France, was shown at the Bear Lane Gallery in Oxford in 1961. Two examples were included at John Piper's Tate Gallery retrospective in November 1983 - January 1984 (nos. 148 and 149). The curator David Fraser Jenkins described the works as "a distinct group in format and technique, using the dispersed paint to represent the horizontal lines of the open landscape, and cut marbled papers to represent the features".

    We are very grateful to Rev. Dr Stephen Laird for his assistance in preparing this catalogue entry.

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