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Howard Bliss, by whom purchased at the 1946 exhibition.
Purchased by the present owner at the 1950 exhibition.
Please note that the medium as confirmed by the artist in April 2008 is oil on board.
THE PETER MEYER COLLECTION
Peter Meyer formed his superb collection of paintings and sculpture principally during the 1940s, 1950s and early 1960s. Represented in this outstanding collection are works by Louis le Brocquy, William Scott, Henry Moore, Ben Nicholson, Lucian Freud, Graham Sutherland, Bridget Riley and Keith Vaughan. In 1952 the Arts Council asked him to loan part of his collection to an exhibition called 'Three Young Collectors'. This early recognition of the importance of his collection demonstrates his natural taste and discerning eye for art of this period.
He formed friendships with many of these artists and said, 'At this time English artists were not bought for investment and indeed it was almost impossible to sell them. The only people who bought were those who really liked the work and the artists generally wanted to know who these lunatics were. One met them at gallery parties and they became friends. It was a small closely-knit world'.
Peter Meyer never learnt how much his collection was worth. He did not buy paintings as an investment, but to give him pleasure, which they did by hanging on his walls for over 40 years. That was their value to him.
Other works from the collection will be included in the 20th Century British Art sale which will take place at King Street on 6 June 2008.
Modern Art, French, Irish, English, The Irish Times, 18 February 1948.
probably, London, Leicester Galleries, October 1946.
London, Institute of Contemporary Arts, Academy Hall, Forty Years of Modern Art 1907-1947: A Selection from British Collections, February - March 1948, no. 46.
London, Leicester Galleries, From Gainsborough to Hitchens. A Selection of Paintings and Drawings from the Howard Bliss Collection, January 1950, no. 139.