• 20th Century British Art auction at Christies

    Sale 5529

    20th Century British Art

    31 March 2010, London, South Kensington

  • Lot 136

    Patrick Dolan (1926-1980)

    Boats at a Cornish harbour

    Price Realised  


    Patrick Dolan (1926-1980)
    Boats at a Cornish harbour
    oil on canvas, unframed
    48 x 57 in. (121.9 x 144.8 cm.)

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    The artist's estate.
    Melville Hardiment.
    Derek Sorrell Collection.

    Pre-Lot Text

    Dolan is an abstract painter who was born in Ireland, moving to London to study at the Architectural Association (1951-1956). After a period of travelling through Italy, Spain and North Africa, he moved to Cornwall in 1960. Dolan's interest in St Ives was largely due to his friendship with Adrian Heath. He was member of the Penwith Society of Arts and exhibited with the Midland Group in Nottingham. Dolan has had one man shows at the Pasmore Edwards Gallery, Newlyn and the Queen's Square Gallery, Leeds. In 1962 he shared a show with Anthony Sheils and Alan Wood at Gallery 60 in Chichester, organised by the Rawlinsky Gallery and in 1965 he shared an exhibition with Wood at Queens Square Gallery, Leeds. In 1995 an exhibition of his works was shown by Belgrave Gallery, London.