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Edward Seago, R.W.S., R.B.A. (1910-1974)
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Edward Seago, R.W.S., R.B.A. (1910-1974)

Towards Westminster

Details
Edward Seago, R.W.S., R.B.A. (1910-1974)
Towards Westminster
signed 'Edward Seago' (lower left), dedicated and dated 'For Noel/from/Ted/1972' (on the reverse)
oil on board
16 x 12 in. (40.8 x 30 cm.)
Provenance
A gift from the artist to Sir Noël Coward in 1972.
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Lot Essay

Edward Seago thought highly of Coward. In a letter of 6 July 1966 Seago writes, 'I’m still very thrilled to think that the man who’s [sic] work I admire far more than that of anyone else in his art – or several arts for that matter – should profess a liking for my pictures.'

Seago became a close friend of Coward's and painted three portraits of him. The most famous of these hangs in the Garrick Club in London.

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