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    Sale 5126

    British, Continental & Russian Pictures

    31 October 2007, London, South Kensington

  • Lot 1294

    John Thompson (British, b.1924)

    Three men with flat caps

    Price Realised  


    John Thompson (British, b.1924)
    Three men with flat caps
    signed 'JOHN THOMPSON' (lower right), and inscribed 'For Linda/from John/Aug 1993' (on a label attached to the reverse)
    oil on board
    20¼ x 16¼ in. (51.4 x 41.3 cm.)

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    John Thompson was born in Oldham in 1924. He is self-taught and paints groups of figures, cloth capped, and anonymous. He is compared to better known northern artists such as Theodore Major, Harold Riley and L.S.Lowry.
    A book on Johns' life and work entilted JOHN THOMPSON -"Do you like 'em then" was published and launched at a major retrospective exhibition in Manchester in March 2006.

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    No VAT will be charged on the hammer price, but VAT at 15% will be added to the buyer's premium which is invoiced on a VAT inclusive basis.
    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.


    Acquired directly from the artist by the present owner in August 1993.