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)
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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).
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