• 20th Century British Art auction at Christies

    Sale 5885

    20th Century British Art

    23 September 2009, London, South Kensington

  • Lot 49

    Sir Roland Penrose (1900-1984)

    Femme Phare

    Price Realised  

    Estimate

    Sir Roland Penrose (1900-1984)
    Femme Phare
    signed and dated 'R. Penrose 37' (lower left), signed again and later inscribed 'for J/O/Y/C/E 9/OCT/63/WITH/LOVE/ROLAND.' (lower right), signed again, inscribed and dated 'FEMME PHARE R PENROSE 37' (on tape attached to the backboard)
    pencil, postcard collage and gouache
    25¼ x 19¼ in. (64.2 x 48.9 cm.)


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    Provenance

    A gift from the artist to his secretary, Joyce Reeves, and by descent.


    Exhibited

    King's Lynn, Fermoy Arts Centre, Arts Council of Great Britain, Roland Penrose: Paintings and Collages, July - August 1980, no. 18; this exhibition travelled to London, I.C.A., August - September 1980; Bristol, Arnolfini Gallery, October - November 1980; Preston, Harris Museum & Art Gallery, November - December 1980; Hull, Ferens Gallery, December 1980 - January 1981.
    Barcelona, Fundaci Joan Miro, Roland Penrose: Pintures, Dibuixos, Collages i Objectes, February - March 1981, no. BC20.