• 20th Century British Art auction at Christies

    Sale 5886

    20th Century British Art

    16 December 2009, London, South Kensington

  • Lot 80

    Mervyn Peake (1911-1968)

    The Man in the Wilderness

    Price Realised  

    Estimate

    Mervyn Peake (1911-1968)
    The Man in the Wilderness
    signed 'Mervyn Peake' (lower left)
    ink, gouache and varnish
    11 x 7¾ in. (28 x 19.7 cm.)
    Executed in 1940.


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    The present work comes from Ride a Cock Horse - And other Nursery Rhymes a collection published in 1940 by Chatto & Windus. Mervyn Peake produced the present work to illustrate the poem, The Man in the Wilderness, included in the book.

    We are very grateful to Sebastian Peake for his assistance in cataloguing this lot.

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    Literature

    M. Peake, Ride a Cock Horse - And other Nursery Rhymes, London, 1940, p. 15, illustrated.