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Louis Le Brocquy, H.R.H.A. (b. 1916)

Study towards an image of William Shakespeare

Louis Le Brocquy, H.R.H.A. (b. 1916)
Study towards an image of William Shakespeare
signed and dated 'LE BROCQUY 1982' (on the reverse)
oil on canvas
31½ x 31½ in. (80 x 80 cm.)
with Gimpel Fils, London, where purchased by the present owner in May 1983.
Paris, Galerie Jeanne Bucher, catalogue not traced.
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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

William and Eleanor Wood Prince were well known philathropists, art collectors and patrons to the overlapping cultural and artistic circles of Chicago in the late 20th Century.

Eleanor Edwards was born into an art-collecting family in Cincinnati, Ohio. Following her marriage to William Wood Prince, the couple built upon this inherited foundation by purchase and commission. Their taste was eclectic and they explored the art of their time, resulting in the purchase of marvellous contemporary works by Louis le Brocquy, David Hockney and Marc Chagall.

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