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Julian Trevelyan, R.A. (1910-1988)
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Julian Trevelyan, R.A. (1910-1988)

Durham Wharf

Julian Trevelyan, R.A. (1910-1988)
Durham Wharf
signed and dated 'Trevelyan '56' (lower left), signed again and inscribed 'Julian Trevelyan "Durham Wharf" (on the artist's label attached to the stretcher)
oil on canvas
30 x 24 in. (76.2 x 61 cm.)
The Charles and Barbara Robertson Collection; Sotheby's, London, 16 December 2002, lot 94, where purchased by the present owner.
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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.

Lot Essay

Trevelyan moved to Durham Wharf in 1934. Situated in Hammersmith by the River Thames, it served as his home and studio for the rest of his life and was a great source of artistic inspiration. Trevelyan recalled the first morning that he discovered the site, 'The tide was up and gulls flew screaming round us while tugs and sailing dinghies slapped about in the choppy water; we realised instinctively that this was our home and that we could live nowhere else.' (J. Trevelyan, Indigo Days: The Art and Memoirs of Julian Trevelyan, London, 1996, p. 49).

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