• 20th Century British Art auction at Christies

    Sale 5529

    20th Century British Art

    31 March 2010, London, South Kensington

  • Lot 44

    Keith Vaughan (1912-1977)

    Industrial Landscape III, Morton Mill

    Price Realised  


    Keith Vaughan (1912-1977)
    Industrial Landscape III, Morton Mill
    signed and dated 'Keith Vaughan 1943' (lower right), inscribed and dated again 'Industrial Landscape III/1943' (on a label attached to the backboard)
    ink and gouache
    12¼ x 15¾ in. (31.1 x 40 cm.)

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    In July 1943 Vaughan was transferred from Wiltshire to the West Riding of Yorkshire. Like many southerners he had never been in the North of England before, and his response to its distinctive landscape was that of a tourist in a foreign land, fascinated by the strangeness of it all. He spent about a month billeted in an abandoned mill by a river near Keighley, "where the air is so exhilarating one feels breathlessly alive" (M. Yorke, Keith Vaughan his Life and Work, London, 1990, p. 83). From here he explored the moorland area around Bradford and Ilkley.

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    with Lefevre Gallery, London.

    Pre-Lot Text

    Property from the Estate of late Vita Gollancz