Sir Terry Frost, R.A. (1915-2003)
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Sir Terry Frost, R.A. (1915-2003)

Swirl

Details
Sir Terry Frost, R.A. (1915-2003)
Swirl
signed, inscribed and dated 'Swirl/Terry/Frost/57/8' (on the reverse)
oil on board
19 x 33 in. (48.2 x 83.7 cm.)
Provenance
Anonymous sale; Christie's, London, 9 March 1990, lot 341, where purchased by the present owner.
Special notice

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.

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Lot Essay

In the Summer of 1957 Frost moved from Leeds back to St Ives heralding a period of work in which his compositions become more fragmented with a greater ambiguity in form and content. The 'V' shape, symbolising the female nude, starts to appear and has been employed in the present work accentuating the uncertain fusion of landscape and human figure that Frost explored in the late 1950s and early 1960s.

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