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    Sale 7653

    Modern and Contemporary Australian and South African Art

    16 December 2008, London, King Street

  • Lot 30

    Leroy (Roy) Leveson Joseph Laurent De Maistre (1894-1968)

    Triptych (1957)

    Price Realised  

    Leroy (Roy) Leveson Joseph Laurent De Maistre (1894-1968)
    Triptych (1957)
    each signed 'R de Maistre'
    oil and gold paint on board
    11 x 17¾in. (27.9 x 45.1cm.) overall


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    De Maistre was baptised into the Catholic Church while living in London in 1949. His biographer, Heather Johnson, has speculated that the devastating experiences of the Second World War may have led to the artist's conversion and to his exploration of religious themes in his art. De Maistre's religious works were received with considerable interest, due to his synthesis of a modernist style with traditional, religious subject matter.

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    Provenance

    The artist's studio.
    The family of the artist.


    Pre-Lot Text

    THE PROPERTY OF A LADY


    Exhibited

    London, Whitechapel Art Gallery, Roy de Maistre, A retrospective exhibition of paintings and drawings 1917-1960, no. 109, pl. XXIII.