• 20th Century British Art auction at Christies

    Sale 5529

    20th Century British Art

    31 March 2010, London, South Kensington

  • Lot 121

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

    St Ives

    Price Realised  

    Estimate

    William Gear, R.A. (1915-1997)
    St Ives
    signed and dated 'Gear/48' (lower right), signed again, inscribed and dated again 'ST IVES/GEAR/JUNE 1948' (on the reverse)
    pencil, watercolour and wax crayon
    20½ x 14¼ in. (52.1 x 36.2 cm.)


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    William Gear spent the summer of 1948 painting in St Ives. However, Gear chose not to live in London or St Ives and spent vital years between 1947 and 1950 living and working in Paris.

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    Provenance

    Anonymous sale; Phillips, London, 5 October 1999, lot 91, where purchased by the present owner.