23 March 2010,
London, South Kensington
Price realised GBP 688
Estimate GBP 500 - GBP 700
John Piper (1903-1992)
Fotheringhay, Nothamptonshire: medieval stone (Levinson 135)
lithograph in colours, 1964, signed in pencil, numbered 53/70 (there were also five further copies marked A-E and two printer's proofs), published by Marlborough Fine Art, with margins, apparently in good condition, unexamined out of the frame
L. 485 x 680 mm.
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