• 20th Century British Art auction at Christies

    Sale 5885

    20th Century British Art

    23 September 2009, London, South Kensington

  • Lot 44

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

    Secrets

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    John Piper, C.H. (1903-1992)
    Secrets
    ink, crayon, watercolour, bodycolour and collage on card
    11¾ x 23½ in. (30 x 59.7 cm.), shaped
    Executed circa 1958.

    Sold with a card from the artist 'Jan 11 1960/Do send the 'Secrets' drawing/to me for signature. I shall be/pleased for you to have it, and am/glad that it gives you pleasure./Yours sincerely/John Piper'.


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    The present work is a design for a ballet set performed at the Edinburgh Festival circa 1958.

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