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    Sale 7637

    20th Century British Art

    12 December 2008, London, King Street

  • Lot 13

    Paul Feiler (b. 1918)

    Porthcadjack

    Price Realised  

    Estimate

    Paul Feiler (b. 1918)
    Porthcadjack
    signed, inscribed and dated 'PAUL FEILER/PORTHCADJACK/28861' (on the reverse)
    oil on canvas
    14 x 16 in. (35.5 x 40.6 cm.)
    Painted in 1961.


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    Feiler was able to move to Cornwall in 1953, following the sell-out success of his first exhibition at the Redfern Gallery (which included lot 91). He bought a disused chapel at Kerris, near Paul, where he still lives. His paintings from this time often bear the title of a particular Cornish location. Porthcadjack is a cove on the north Cornish coastline close to the village of Portreath.

    Feiler's painting Porthcadjack, blue & black, 1960-1 was sold in these rooms for a world record price (£157,250), 6 June 2008, lot 103.

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    Pre-Lot Text

    PROPERTY FROM A DECEASED ESTATE