PETER LANYON (1918-1964)
PETER LANYON (1918-1964)
PETER LANYON (1918-1964)
PETER LANYON (1918-1964)
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PETER LANYON (1918-1964)

Composition, 1962

Details
PETER LANYON (1918-1964)
Composition, 1962
signed and dated 'Lanyon/62' (lower left)
oil on paper laid on board
23 x 13 1⁄2 in. (58.4 x 34.3 cm.)
Painted in 1962.
Provenance
Anonymous sale; Phillips, London, 22 June 1993, lot 142, as 'Composition on the Theme of Land, Sea and Sky', where purchased for the present collection.
Special notice

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


The present work likely depicts Portreath, a small port a few miles east of St Ives on the north Cornish coast, with the white form that dominates the centre of the picture representing Portreath daymark. The daymark, a small, round, white building on top of North Cliff at Portreath, was built in 1846 to alert passing ships to their location. Portreath was to become an important subject for Lanyon before and after the war, and he painted the last of his works directly related to the location in 1962.

We are very grateful to Toby Treves for his assistance in preparing this catalogue entry.

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