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    Sale 5391

    20th Century British Art including Works from the Collection of Bannon & Barnabas McHenry

    17 December 2008, London, South Kensington

  • Lot 59

    Ken Howard, R.A. (b. 1932)

    Louise Reflecting

    Price Realised  

    Ken Howard, R.A. (b. 1932)
    Louise Reflecting
    signed 'Ken Howard' (lower right)
    oil on canvas
    40 x 48 in. (101.6 x 121.9 cm.)


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    This lot is sold with a copy of a letter written by Ken Howard to the present owner, dated September 2002,'I painted this painting circa 1998. Louise was the daughter of a friend I studied with at Hornsey but had lost touch with and Louise wrote asking if I needed a model. She worked for me for three or four months. The painting was made at 'Oriel', my studio in London. Like the original owner, Sir William Orpen (the main book on his life Mirror to an Age because of his interest in mirrors) I have always been interested in reflections and in fact my first painting exhibited in the Royal Academy in the early fifties was a mirror painting. When working in Northern Ireland as the Official War Artist many of the works I did were concerned with reflection in puddles, and many of my early city pictures were reflections in windows. Ken Howard RA'.

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    Provenance

    with Island Fine Arts, Isle of Wight, where purchased by the present owner.