6 June 2002
Peter Lanyon (1918-1964)
Cliff Tower, Cornwall
signed, inscribed and dated 'Lanyon/Cliff tower. 1955' (on a card attached to the backboard)
incised line and wash on card
13 7/8 x 6¼ in. (35.2 x 15.9 cm.)
Acquired by the present owner direct from the artist circa 1955.
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Lanyon was born in St Ives, Cornwall which remained his base. A comparable work, Study for Porthleven, 1950 is illustrated in A. Lanyon, Peter Lanyon 1918-1964, St Ives, 1990, p. 103.
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