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    Sale 5395

    The Sunday Sale - Property from the Collection of the Late J.S.Goddard, removed from Camp Hill, Baldwin Estate, Staffordshire

    20 January 2008, London, South Kensington

  • Lot 162

    SIR ALFRED JAMES MUNNINGS, K.C.V.O., P.R.A. (1878-1959)

    Autumn

    Price Realised  

    SIR ALFRED JAMES MUNNINGS, K.C.V.O., P.R.A. (1878-1959)
    Autumn
    signed 'A J Munnings' (lower right)
    oil on canvas
    25 x 30¼ in. (63.5 x 77 cm.)


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    In a personal letter to Mrs. Goddard, Munnings describes how "It was a perfect morning in late October when I painted it in 1939". The autumnal trees are most likely those in Munnings' own garden in the grounds of Castle House, Dedham, Essex.
    Munnings bought Castle House in 1919 - 'the house of [his] dreams' where he lived until his death in 1959.
    The work is sold along with two personal letters from Sir Alfred Munnings addressed to Mrs.D.B.R.Goddard, and the exhibition catalogue for the 1947 Royal Academy Summer Exhibition.

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    Provenance

    Purchased from the artist in the 1947 Royal Academy Summer Exhibition by Mrs. D.B.R.Goddard in 1947, and thence by descent.


    Exhibited

    London, The Royal Academy, Summer Exhibition, 1947, no.27.