London, South Kensington
20 October 2005
John Piper, C.H. (1903-1992)
Pointe du Château
signed 'John Piper' (lower right)
gouache and collage
15¼ x 21½ in. (38.7 x 54.6 cm.)
Executed in 1961.
Sold with the 1963 Marlborough Gallery exhibition catalogue, and a press clipping from The Sunday Times, 17 March 1963, with an illustration of the current lot to accompany a review of the exhibition. (3)
Contact Client Service
New York +1 212 636 2000
London +44 (0)20 7839 9060
Asia +852 2760 1766
A. West, John Piper, London, 1979, p. 170, no. 190 (illustrated).
London, Marlborough, John Piper Recent Work, March - April 1963, no. 6, illustrated, where purchased by the present owner.
In the 1982 Tate Britain exhibition catalogue, David Fraser Jenkins wrote of the Brittany collages of the early 1960s; 'the drawing and colour lie in the angular and circular shapes of the cut papers, which are more rhythmical than in the pre-war collages, but are similarly on the surface'. (John Piper, London, p. 126).
No VAT will be charged on the hammer price, but VAT at 17.5% will be added to the buyer's premium, which is invoiced on a VAT inclusive basis.This lot is subject to storage and collection charges.
**For Furniture and Decorative Objects, storage charges commence 7 days from sale. Please contact department for further details.**
Looking back on a week of auctions featuring masterworks representing some of the greatest collections assembled in the United States
Explore key British artists from the 19th century to the present day, to be offered across four sales of Modern British Art and British Impressionism this November at Christie’s London.