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    Sale 7740

    Post-War and Contemporary Art Day Auction

    1 July 2009, London, King Street

  • Lot 121

    Peter Blake (b. 1932)

    Penny Black

    Price Realised  


    Peter Blake (b. 1932)
    Penny Black
    signed and dated 'Peter Blake - 1972.' (lower right) and titled 'PENNY BLACK' (lower centre)
    gouache and watercolour on paper
    image: 9 1/8 x 4½in. (23 x 11.5cm.)
    Executed in 1972

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    Anya and Laura Waddington, London (acquired directly from the artist). Waddington Galleries Ltd., London.
    Private Collection, United Kingdom.
    Waddington Galleries Ltd., London.
    Acquired from the above by the present owner in 2004.


    Paris, Museé d'Art Moderne de la Ville de Paris, La peinture Anglaise aujourd'hui, February-March 1973, no. 7.
    Los Angeles, Los Angeles County Museum of Art, European Painting in the 70s: New Work by Sixteen Artists, September 1975-January 1976.
    London, The Tate Gallery, Peter Blake, February-March 1983, no. 168.