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Louis Le Brocquy, H.R.H.A. (b. 1916)
Artist's Resale Right ("Droit de Suite"). Artist's… Read more PROPERTY FROM THE ESTATE OF ERNST BEYELER
Louis Le Brocquy, H.R.H.A. (b. 1916)

Portrait of Samuel Beckett

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Louis Le Brocquy, H.R.H.A. (b. 1916)
Portrait of Samuel Beckett
signed and dated 'Le Brocquy 92' (lower left), signed, inscribed and dated 'LE BROCQUY '92, IMAGE OF SAMUEL BECKETT' (on the reverse)
watercolour on paper
20 x 14¼ in. (50.8 x 36.2 cm.)
Painted in 1992.
Provenance
Galerie Beyeler, Basel.
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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

Louis le Brocquy met Samuel Beckett through Con Levanthal, Beckett's professor at Trinity College. They formed a close friendship in Paris until Beckett's death in 1989. Anne Cremin writes that 'Louis le Brocquy has been attracted to Beckett's remarkable face and has created haunting images of Beckett' (Sam on Art, The Sunday Tribune, 22 September 1985).
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