• 20th Century British And Irish auction at Christies

    Sale 7789

    20th Century British And Irish Art

    12 November 2009, London, King Street

  • Lot 41

    Louis Le Brocquy, H.R.H.A. (b. 1916)

    Study towards an image of William Shakespeare

    Price Realised  


    Louis Le Brocquy, H.R.H.A. (b. 1916)
    Study towards an image of William Shakespeare
    signed and dated 'LE BROCQUY 1982' (on the reverse)
    oil on canvas
    31½ x 31½ in. (80 x 80 cm.)

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    William and Eleanor Wood Prince were well known philathropists, art collectors and patrons to the overlapping cultural and artistic circles of Chicago in the late 20th Century.

    Eleanor Edwards was born into an art-collecting family in Cincinnati, Ohio. Following her marriage to William Wood Prince, the couple built upon this inherited foundation by purchase and commission. Their taste was eclectic and they explored the art of their time, resulting in the purchase of marvellous contemporary works by Louis le Brocquy, David Hockney and Marc Chagall.

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    with Gimpel Fils, London, where purchased by the present owner in May 1983.

    Pre-Lot Text

    Property from the Collection of William and Eleanor Wood Prince, Chicago, Illinois


    Paris, Galerie Jeanne Bucher, catalogue not traced.