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    Sale 7424

    20th Century British Art

    16 November 2007, London, King Street

  • Lot 156

    Paul Day (b. 1967)


    Price Realised  


    Paul Day (b. 1967)
    inscribed 'Scramble' (on the base), signed, numbered and dated '5/8 Paul Day 03' (on the side of the base)
    bronze with a dark brown patina
    25 in. (63.5 cm.) high

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    The Battle of Britain memorial monument was unveiled by The Prince of Wales and the Duchess of Cornwall in September 2005, on the Victoria Embankment near Parliament. The present work is Day's maquette for the central section, the pivotal figurative panel of the finished monument. In December 2004 Her Majesty the Queen was presented with another cast of the maquette for Scramble, which was then displayed at Buckingham Palace.

    Scramble is a key image from the battle; the moment when the signal was given to scramble the aircraft and take to the skies.

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    Artist's Resale Right ("Droit de Suite"). Artist's Resale Right Regulations 2006 apply to this lot, the buyer agrees to pay us an amount equal to the resale royalty provided for in those Regulations, and we undertake to the buyer to pay such amount to the artist's collection agent.


    Acquired direct from the artist by the present owner.

    Pre-Lot Text