8 June 2007
Sir Peter Blake, R.A. (b. 1932)
signed and dated 'Peter Blake. 1957.' (lower right)
oil on board
11 3/8 x 8¼ in. (28.9 x 21 cm.)
with Waddington Galleries, London.
Erik and Lilott Berganus.
with Galerie Claude Bernard, Paris, where purchased by the present owner.
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Exhibition catalogue, Peter Blake, London, Tate Gallery, 1983, p. 77, illustrated.
Darmstadt, Kunsthalle, Realismus und Realistat, 1975, no. 14.
London, Tate Gallery, Peter Blake, February - March 1983, no. 12.
'The sitter was the local policeman in the village near Tarragona [near Barcelona] where Blake stayed with Joe Tilson, during his travels on his Leverhulme Scholarship to study popular arts. The policeman would pause each day for half an hour while Blake painted' (see exhibition catalogue, Peter Blake, London, Tate Gallery, 1983, p. 77).
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