4 June 2004
Graham Sutherland, O.M. (1903-1980)
signed with initals and dated 'G.S.78' (lower right)
pencil, watercolour, bodycolour and black ink, lightly squared for transfer
11¾ x 9½ in. (29.8 x 24.1 cm.)
Peter Proquitte, 1987.
Anonymous sale; Christie's, London, 28 November 2000, lot 106.
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London, Christopher Hull Gallery, Graham Sutherland 1903-1980, 1988, no. 23.
In 1977 Sutherland produced a seris of fourteen aquatints, The Bees, exploring all stages of the bee's life. The present work, from the following year, is a further study of the bee hatching.
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