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FS29: Two Day Fine Art Sale

John Craxton RA [1922-2009] - Roman Pots, Archaeological Find, the Downs, Cranborne Chase Beyond

Auction Lot FS29/354

John Craxton RA [1922-2009] - Roman pots, archaeological find, the Downs, Cranborne Chase beyond - initialled JC and dated 1940 bottom right, small label on reverse JOHN CRAXTON 1940 inscribed on backboard in pen 'John Craxton, pots from Crichell Down sits in the possession of Stuart Piggott 1940-41' oil on board 24.5 x 34.5cm.

John Craxton RA [1922-2009] - Roman Pots, Archaeological Find, the Downs, Cranborne Chase Beyond (FS29/354) offered in our Two Day Fine Art Sale starting on 19th January 2016 at our salerooms in Exeter, Devon.

Lot Description

John Craxton RA [1922-2009] - Roman pots, archaeological find, the Downs, Cranborne Chase beyond - initialled JC and dated 1940 bottom right, small label on reverse JOHN CRAXTON 1940 inscribed on backboard in pen 'John Craxton, pots from Crichell Down sits in the possession of Stuart Piggott 1940-41' oil on board 24.5 x 34.5cm.

This lot is subject to Droit de Suite.

Notes

Stuart Piggott was the husband of the vendor's aunt from whom the picture was inherited. He was Professor of Archaeology at Edinburgh University and had a house at Rockbourne, near Cranborne Chase. Peggy Piggott's sister was a professional musician, who played the oboe. It is known she associated with the wider Craxton family. We surmise the pots were excavated on the Crichell Estate and came into the possession of Stuart Piggott. John Craxton must have painted these pots on a visit to Rockbourne and possibly presented the painting as a gift.

Provenance

Peggy And Stuart Piggott Circa 1940, Thence By Family Descent.

Price Realised

£15,000

Department

Pictures

Sale Information

FS29: Two Day Fine Art Sale
Tuesday, 19th January 2016
Wednesday, 20th January 2016

Okehampton Street, Exeter

This lot will be sold after 2:30pm on Tuesday, 19th January 2016 as part of the Oil Paintings, Watercolours, Drawings and Miniatures section of the sale.

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