• 20th Century British Art auction at Christies

    Sale 5885

    20th Century British Art

    23 September 2009, London, South Kensington

  • Lot 158

    William Gear, R.A. (1915-1997)

    Palestine Scrap Book of Costume Notes

    Price Realised  

    Estimate

    William Gear, R.A. (1915-1997)
    Palestine Scrap Book of Costume Notes
    variously signed and inscribed
    pencil, ink, crayon, watercolour
    9¾ x 12¾ in. (24.8 x 32.4 cm.)
    Executed in July 1943.


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    In 1940 Gear was called up and posted to the Royal Corps of Signals. He served in Palestine, Egypt, Cyprus and Italy.

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    Provenance

    with Chenil Galleries, London, where purchased by the present owner.