London, South Kensington
31 March 2010
William Gear, R.A. (1915-1997)
signed and dated 'Gear/48' (lower right), signed again, inscribed and dated again 'ST IVES/GEAR/JUNE 1948' (on the reverse)
pencil, watercolour and wax crayon
20½ x 14¼ in. (52.1 x 36.2 cm.)
Anonymous sale; Phillips, London, 5 October 1999, lot 91, where purchased by the present owner.
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William Gear spent the summer of 1948 painting in St Ives. However, Gear chose not to live in London or St Ives and spent vital years between 1947 and 1950 living and working in Paris.
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