John Mansfield Crealock, R.H.A. (1871-1959)
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John Mansfield Crealock, R.H.A. (1871-1959)

The yellow sofa

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John Mansfield Crealock, R.H.A. (1871-1959)
The yellow sofa
signed and dated 'John Crealock 1912' (lower right) and further signed and dated 'John Crealock/1912' (on the reverse). Signed, inscribed and dated 'R.H.A. Dublin 1914 no.1 'The Yellow Sofa'/John Crealock/24 Beaufort Mansions/Chelsea' (on an old label attached to the reverse) and further signed and indistinctly inscribed 'John Crealock/... Mansions' (on an old label attached to the frame). Further inscribed 'The Yellow Sofa' (on the stretcher)
oil on canvas
51½ x 38¼ in. (130.8 x 97.2 cm.)
Provenance
with Dicksee and Co., Liverpool, 1912.
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Lot Essay

John Mansfield Crealock was educated at Sandhurst and served in the Boer War as a Lieutenant in the Imperial Yeomanry before travelling to Paris to study at the Académie Julian from 1901-4. Crealock's method of entitling his portraits of elegant women in luxurious interiors according to their colour arrangement as opposed to the names of the sitters was practised by Whistler in the second half of the 19th Century.
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