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    Sale 7595

    20th Century British Art

    6 June 2008, London, King Street

  • Lot 2

    Paul Feiler (b. 1918)

    Spring Harbour

    Price Realised  

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    Paul Feiler (b. 1918)
    Spring Harbour
    signed and inscribed 'PAUL FEILER/SPRING HARBOUR/21053' (on the reverse)
    oil on board
    14½ x 20¾ in. (36.8 x 52.8 cm.)


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    Although not dated, the present work can be placed within the context of Feiler's early 1950s paintings. Discussing these paintings, John Steer comments, 'The works have something of the character of visual research and they are notable for their severity of structure and absence of any overt emotional or sensuous appeal. But although they lack romance and sweetness and treat a rather neutral range of subjects with an almost self-abnegatory austerity, we yet find floating, as it were, to the surface within them the motifs which have become central in Feiler's later paintings and are at the personal essence of his art' (J. Steer, exhibition catalogue, Paul Feiler, Crawford Centre for the Arts, University of St Andrews, September 1982. p. 10).

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    Provenance

    with Annely Juda Fine Art, London.
    with Fine Art Society, London, where purchased by the present owner's father during the 1960s.


    Saleroom Notice

    Please note that the present lot is indistinctly signed and dated 'FEILER 53' (lower right).