21 May 2009
Lucian Freud, O.M., C.H. (b. 1922)
A Peculiar Gull
inscribed 'End piece 'Five Peculiar Gulls' s/s END PIECE (p) end' (lower edge)
black ink on buff paper
5 x 6¾ in. (12.7 x 17 cm.)
Executed in 1944.
with Karsten Schubert, London.
with Archeus Fine Art, London.
with Richard Salmon, London.
with Austin Desmond, London.
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Exhibition catalogue, Early Works by Lucian Freud, Edinburgh, Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art, 1997, p. 15, illustrated.
R. Calvocoressi and S. Smee, Lucian Freud on Paper, London, 2008, p. 23, illustrated.
This work is the end piece for Nicholas Moore's book of poems The Glass Tower which Freud illustrated in 1944.
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Please note that the present lot is from the collection of Mrs H. Block.
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