17 May 2001,
Price realised GBP 7,050
GBP 2,000 - GBP 3,000
Frank Egginton (1908-1990)
Sheephaven and Melmore Head, from Horn Head, Co. Donegal
signed 'FRANK EGGINTON.' (lower right), and inscribed 'Lessian House./Cookstown./Co. Tyrone/11/9/48/Dear Mrs Barnes,/Many thanks for/your letter and cheque/in payment for the two/pictures./I am very glad to/hear that you are pleased/with them, but am sorry/that they were so long in arriving./At the moment we are in our caravan in Co. Mayo,/but will be putting it/away for the winter next/month. The weather has continued very mild and/rainy, but it suits my/painting./With kind regards/yours sincerely/F. Egginton.' (on a letter attached to the backboard)
pencil and watercolour
20½ x 29¼ in. (52.1 x 74.3 cm.)
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Mrs Barnes, by whom purchased from the artist in September 1948.
A look at the photographer whose raw, honest images captured the creative spirit of 1980s New York's downtown scene
Executed while in the asylum of Saint Paul de Mausole, this late work — offered on 15 May — is the only one in the series painted en plein air