John Piper, C.H. (1903-1992)
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John Piper, C.H. (1903-1992)

Oedipus Rex

John Piper, C.H. (1903-1992)
Oedipus Rex
signed 'John Piper' (lower right)
pencil, brush, black ink, watercolour, bodycolour and collage
15 x 22 in. (38.1 x 55.9 cm.)
Executed in 1945
with Buchholz Gallery, New York, where purchased by Jean Hatton Duffy, 1948.
S. John Woods, John Piper, London, 1954, p. 220.
A. West, John Piper, London, 1979, p. 122, pl. 81.
Washington D.C., Phillips Memorial Gallery, Three Exhibitions: Recent Paintings by Karl Knaths, Bernice Cross, John Piper, March-April 1948, no. 1.
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Lot Essay

Piper was made a Trustee of the Tate Gallery in 1944, and shortly afterwards started on a series of stage designs for Olivier's Oedipus Rex at the Old Vic Theatre Company, and Britten's Rape of Lucretia and Albert Herring.

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