7 October 2008,
London, South Kensington
Price realised GBP 4,000
Estimate GBP 2,500 - GBP 3,500
Patrick Procktor, R.A. (1936-2003)
signed, inscribed and dated 'Oct 26/Derek telling me about Orpheus/P. Procktor' (lower left)
11 x 8¾ in. (27.9 x 22.2 cm.)
Executed circa 1965-68.
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Patrick Procktor lived in Manchester Street, Marylebone, London (in a flat formerly occupied by William Coldstream), where he socialised with Derek Jarman, Francis Bacon, and Cecil Beaton. Several of Beaton's photographs of Procktor are in the National Portrait Gallery; Procktor's own 1967 pen and ink drawing of Joe Orton is also in the Gallery's collection.
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with Redfern Gallery, London, where purchased by David Wainwright, 30 January 1968.