JOHN PIPER, C.H. (1903-1992)
JOHN PIPER, C.H. (1903-1992)
JOHN PIPER, C.H. (1903-1992)
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JOHN PIPER, C.H. (1903-1992)

Study for 'Marsh landscape, France'

JOHN PIPER, C.H. (1903-1992)
Study for 'Marsh landscape, France'
signed 'John Piper' (lower right)
oil on panel
6 x 8 1/8 in. (15.2 x 20.6 cm.)
Painted circa 1957.
with Leicester Galleries, London, where purchased by Steven Kaufmann in November 1957.
Anonymous sale; Christie's, London, 4 June 1992, lot 158.
with Jonathan Clark Fine Art, London, where purchased by the family of the present owner in July 1992.
London, Leicester Galleries, Exhibition of new paintings and water-colours by John Piper, November 1957, no. 10.
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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.

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Lot Essay

John Piper's landscape paintings from the late 1950s are often highly structured, with abstracted motifs arranged within and across a 'rectilinear' armature of horizontal and vertical lines. Many of Piper's earliest designs for stained glass windows, including the great Baptistery Window in Coventry Cathedral (which were being made at the same time as the present lot), rely on a similar device for their character and impact.

We are very grateful to Rev. Dr Stephen Laird FSA for preparing this catalogue entry.

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