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    Sale 12303

    Modern British & Irish Art

    17 March 2016, London, South Kensington

  • Lot 14

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

    Vézelay Tympanum

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    John Piper, C.H. (1903-1992)
    Vézelay Tympanum
    ink, watercolour and gouache
    22 x 30 in. (55.9 x 76.2 cm.)
    Executed in 1970.

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    A similarly sized and comparable (but not identical) mixed media-drawing of the same subject was exhibited in the Tate Gallery exhibition John Piper, November 1983 - January 1984, no. 157, illustrated in colour p. 67. Vézelay Abbey has a complicated array of imagery in sculpted capitals and portals, and is one of the outstanding masterpieces of Burgundian Romanesque art and architecture.

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

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    Artist's Resale Right ("Droit de Suite"). Artist's Resale Right Regulations 2006 apply to this lot, the buyer agrees to pay us an amount equal to the resale royalty provided for in those Regulations, and we undertake to the buyer to pay such amount to the artist's collection agent.


    The artist's family.