London, South Kensington
15 November 2006
John Tunnard, A.R.A. (1900-1971)
signed and dated 'John Tunnard/42' (lower left) and numbered '0.69' (on the reverse)
tempera on gesso-prepared board
29¾ x 22 in. (76 x 56 cm.)
with Zwemmer Gallery, London.
Anonymous sale; Christie's, London, 14 November 1975, lot 175.
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A. Peat & B. Whitton, John Tunnard His Life and Work, Aldershot, 1997, p. 160, no. 257.
London, Redfern Gallery, John Tunnard, July - August 1942, no. 11.
1942 was the year when the various aspects of Tunnard's approach to painting seemed to gel and he produced paintings which are recognizably by him and no other. As with the present work even the more abstract paintings increasingly came to hint at distant space. At this time too the previously firm outlines of abstract shapes were often softened in some way, such as the haze in this painting, suggesting structures seen through a sea-mist.
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