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John Cecil Stephenson (1889-1965)
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John Cecil Stephenson (1889-1965)

Bright Triangles

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John Cecil Stephenson (1889-1965)
Bright Triangles
signed and inscribed 'CECIL/STEPHENSON OIL AND EGG TEMPERA' (on the backboard); signed again, inscribed and dated 'J.C. STEPHENSON/TEMPERA/1938/DAMAGED IN WAR. RESTORED BY/CECIL STEPHENSON 1959' (on the backboard)
oil and tempera on canvas
40 1/8 x 29 7/8 in. (102 x 76 cm.)
Painted in 1938.
Provenance
with Alexander Postan Fine Art, London.
with Fischer Fine Art, London.
with Michael Parkin, London.
Literature
Exhibition catalogue, Aspects of Abstract Art in England, 1935-1942, London, Alexander Postan Fine Art, no. 27, illustrated on the cover, catalogue not traced.
Exhibition Catalogue, Cecil Stephenson: Paintings, Gouaches and Drawings, 1932-1957, London, Fischer Fine Art, 1976, n.p., no. 14, illustrated.
S. Levy and T. Pirsig Marshall (ed.), exhibition catalogue, British Surrealism in Context: A Collectors Eye, Leeds, City Art Gallery, 2009, p. 213, illustrated.
C. Mullan, John Cecil Stephenson: Pioneer of Modernism, Durham, Art Gallery, 2012, pp. 38-39, no. 25.
Exhibited
London, Alexander Postan Fine Art, Aspects of Abstract Art in England, 1935-1942, no. 27, catalogue not traced.
London, Drian Galleries, Cecil Stephenson Memorial Exhibition, November - December 1966, catalogue not traced.
Edinburgh, Talbot Rice Art Centre, Aspects of Abstract Painting in Britain, 1910-1960, August - September 1974, no. 73; this exhibition travelled to Newcastle upon Tyne, Laing Art Gallery, September - October 1974; and Brussels, Galerie Herve Alexandre, November - December 1974.
London, Camden Arts Centre, Cecil Stephenson Retrospective Exhibition, January - February 1975, no. 45.
London, Fischer Fine Art, Cecil Stephenson: Paintings, Gouaches and Drawings, 1932-1957, October - November 1976, no. 14.
Leeds, City Art Gallery, A British Vision of World Art, November 1993 - February 1994, no. 194.
Leeds, City Art Gallery, British Surrealism in Context: A Collectors Eye, July - November 2009, exhibition not numbered.
Durham, Art Gallery, John Cecil Stephenson, Pioneer of Modernism, February - April 2012, no. 25.
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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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