• 20th Century British Art auction at Christies

    Sale 5886

    20th Century British Art

    16 December 2009, London, South Kensington

  • Lot 145

    Ray Richardson (b. 1964)

    The Letter

    Price Realised  


    Ray Richardson (b. 1964)
    The Letter
    signed 'Richardson' (lower left), signed again, inscribed and dated 'THE LETTER/1987/R Richardson' (on the reverse)
    oil on canvas, unframed
    56½ x 44½ in. (143.6 x 113 cm.)

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    Acquired directly from the artist by the present owner in the 1980s.

    Saleroom Notice

    Please note the present lot was exhibited:
    Greenwich, Escape Gallery, August - September 1987, no. 14, where it was purchased by the present owner and not as stated in the catalogue.