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Sir Robin Philipson, P.R.S.A., R.S.W., R.A., H.R.H.A. (1916-1992)

No VAT will be charged on the hammer price, but VAT at 17.5% will be added to the buyer's premium which is invoiced on a VAT inclusive basis.
Notice to Buyers Resident in Scotland Payment and collections may be made immediately following the end of the sale until 7.00pm. Collections may be made on Friday, 27 October 2000 from 9.00 am until 1.00 pm, after which all lots purchased by Scottish residents will be transported free of charge to either our Glasgow office, tel 44(0)141 332 8134 or to our Edinburgh office, tel 44(0)131 225 4756 where they will be available from 9.00 am on Monday, 30 October. Notice to Buyers outside Scotland Purchases made by buyers with addresses outside Scotland will be transferred to Christie's, 8 King Street, London SW1, for collection from noon on Monday, 30 October 2000. Purchases are only insured for a period of seven working days following the sale.
Sir Robin Philipson, P.R.S.A., R.S.W., R.A., H.R.H.A. (1916-1992)

Human Kind IV

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Sir Robin Philipson, P.R.S.A., R.S.W., R.A., H.R.H.A. (1916-1992) Human Kind IV signed 'Robin Philipson' (on the stretcher), inscribed 'HUMAN KIND IV' (on the artist's label attached to the stretcher) oil on canvas 29¾ x 29¾ in. (75.5 x 75.5 cm.)
Exhibited
London, Roland, Browse and Delbanco, Robin Philipson Recent Paintings, April-May 1971, no. 42.
Special Notice

No VAT will be charged on the hammer price, but VAT at 17.5% will be added to the buyer's premium which is invoiced on a VAT inclusive basis.
Notice to Buyers Resident in Scotland Payment and collections may be made immediately following the end of the sale until 7.00pm. Collections may be made on Friday, 27 October 2000 from 9.00 am until 1.00 pm, after which all lots purchased by Scottish residents will be transported free of charge to either our Glasgow office, tel 44(0)141 332 8134 or to our Edinburgh office, tel 44(0)131 225 4756 where they will be available from 9.00 am on Monday, 30 October. Notice to Buyers outside Scotland Purchases made by buyers with addresses outside Scotland will be transferred to Christie's, 8 King Street, London SW1, for collection from noon on Monday, 30 October 2000. Purchases are only insured for a period of seven working days following the sale.

Lot Essay

The artist wrote on the naming of paintings, 'The name needs to stir a train of thought by its sound as much as its sense. The name 'Human Kind' - all kind involving humankind - was proposed by George Bruce, hoping, as he says, that a word will take the viewer into the painting's heart' (see Robin Philipson, Royal College of Art Exhibition Catalogue, Edinburgh, 1989, p. 16).

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