14 March 2019
Bridget Riley (b. 1931)
signed and dated 'Riley 82' (on the right turnover edge); signed again, titled and dated again 'Songbird 1982 Riley' (on the reverse)
oil on linen
42 x 36 5/8in. (106.7 x 93cm.)
Painted in 1982
Juda Rowan Gallery, London.
Anon. sale, Sotheby's London, 6 February 2004, lot 119.
Timothy Taylor, London.
Acquired from the above by George Michael in 2006.
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R. Kudielka, A. Tommasini and N. Naish (eds.), Bridget Riley. The Complete Paintings Volume 2 1974-1997, London 2018, p. 614, no. BR 244 (with incorrect orientation, illustrated in colour, p. 615).
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