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    Sale 5132

    Twentieth Century British Art

    6 December 2007, London, South Kensington

  • Lot 132

    John Tunnard, A.R.A. (1900-1971)

    Shoal of Fish

    Price Realised  

    Estimate

    John Tunnard, A.R.A. (1900-1971)
    Shoal of Fish
    signed and dated 'John Tunnard/52.' (lower right)
    watercolour and bodycolour
    14¾ x 21¼ in. (37.5 x 54 cm.)


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    The present work is one of a number of slightly more realist works Tunnard painted in the period 1952-1955 compared to what he had been doing in the years up to the Festival of Britain.

    We are very grateful to Professor Brian Whitton for his assistance cataloguing the present lot.

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    Literature

    A. Peat & B. Whitton, John Tunnard His Life and Work, Aldershot, 1997, p. 184, no. 618, pl. 40.