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    Sale 7729

    20th Century British Art

    21 May 2009, London, King Street

  • Lot 89

    Robert Polhill Bevan (1865-1925)

    The Two Ash Trees

    Price Realised  

    Estimate

    Robert Polhill Bevan (1865-1925)
    The Two Ash Trees
    signed 'Robert Bevan' (lower right), stamped with the studio stamp (on the reverse)
    oil on canvas
    20 x 24 in. (50.8 x 61 cm.)
    Painted in 1924.


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    Provenance

    Stanislawa Bevan, 1925.
    R.A. Bevan, 1943-44 and 1956.


    Pre-Lot Text

    VARIOUS PROPERTIES


    Literature

    R.A. Bevan, A memoir by his son, London, 1965, pl. 85.
    F. Stenlake, Robert Bevan from Gauguin to Camden Town, London, 2008, p. 184.


    Exhibited

    London, New English Art Club, 72nd Exhibition, April - May 1925, no. 22.
    London, Goupil Gallery, Bevan Memorial Exhibition, February 1926, no. 140.
    Newcastle-upon-Tyne, Arts Council, Hatton Gallery, Robert Bevan, November 1956, no. 38: this exhibition travelled to London, Arts Council Gallery, December 1956; Southampton, Art Gallery, January 1957; Plymouth, Art Gallery, February 1957; and Leicester, Museum and Art Gallery, March 1957.
    Colchester, The Minories, Robert Bevan Centenary Exhibition, 1965, no. 41.