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Robert Colquhoun (1914-1962)

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Robert Colquhoun (1914-1962)

John, the artist's brother

Details
Robert Colquhoun (1914-1962) John, the artist's brother oil on panel 16 x 13 in. (40.7 x 33 cm.) Painted circa 1941.
Provenance
The artist's family.
Purchased by the present owner at the 1988 exhibition.
Exhibited
London, Fine Art Society, Soho in the Fifties, November 1988.
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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.
These lots have been imported from outside the EU for sale using a Temporary Import regime. Import VAT is payable (at 5%) on the Hammer price. VAT is also payable (at 20%) on the buyer’s Premium on a VAT inclusive basis. When a buyer of such a lot has registered an EU address but wishes to export the lot or complete the import into another EU country, he must advise Christie's immediately after the auction.

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Lot Essay

The present work is close in style and dimensions to Colquhoun's self-portrait in the Scottish National Portrait Gallery, believed to have been painted in 1941 after his military discharge and move to London. His brother John also served in the army and was evacuated from Dunkirk in May 1941 when Colquhoun was in London. It is likely that Colquhoun painted this portrait of his brother during his repatriation to England.

We are very grateful to Roger Bristow for his assistance in preparing this catalogue entry.

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