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Sir John Lavery, R.H.A., R.A., R.S.A. (1856-1941)
Sir John Lavery, R.H.A., R.A., R.S.A. (1856-1941)

Evening, Tangier

Details
Sir John Lavery, R.H.A., R.A., R.S.A. (1856-1941)
Evening, Tangier
signed 'J Lavery' (lower right), signed again and inscribed 'EVENING - TANGIER/BY/JOHN LAVERY' (on the reverse)
oil on canvas-board
11 x 14 in. (28 x 37.5 cm.)
Provenance
Given by the artist to Donald Jenkins, a friend of the artist and grandfather of the present owner, thence by descent.
with Frost & Reed, London, 1951.

Lot Essay

'Evening, Tangier typifies many of the small, swift oil on canvas-board sketches executed by Lavery on the rooftops of Tangier (see Evening on the Housetop, Tangier, lot 58). It is likely that in the present view the painter was looking towards Algeciras and the mountains of southern Spain, as in Evening, Tangier (Birmingham Art Gallery). Lavery used small studies of the this kind to note the fugitive effects of cloud and light in an impressionistic manner. Seeing the rich impasto and rhythmic undulations of paint his pleasure in the swiftly changing scene is clearly evident'.
(Kenneth McConkey, private correspondence, 1999).
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