Skip To Content



Your privacy is important. Our Cookies Statement explains how we use cookies on this site. You can change their use at any time. You accept them by continuing to use this site. Our Privacy Statement explains how we use and protect your data.

SS4: 20th Century and Contemporary Art Auction

Lydia Corbett [b 1934] - Boy and Dove

Auction Lot SS4/1

Lydia Corbett [b 1934] - Boy and Dove - signed watercolour 40 x 30cm, within the artist's pen and ink decorated mount and painted frame 'I'm always grateful to Picasso for his huge kindness. He gave me confidence in life and I have followed in his footsteps. I was very lucky. There were lots of beautiful girls around and he encouraged me to be a painter'. Lydia Corbett in 1954, the pony-tailed teenager, Lydia Corbett was introduced to Pablo Picasso at Vallauris on the French Riviera when the artist was separating from his wife Francois Gilot. Her presence brought a new energy to his work and she became the favoured model for various works of art, including the Heads of Sylvette, a series of moulded metal sculptures produced by Picasso She was known then as Sylvette David, and changed her name to Corbett during this period.. in 1968, Lydia moved to England and gave her creative energy to painting. She has since exhibited in London, Europe and Japan. The Anthony Petullo Foundation in America has a collection of her watercolours. in 1993 the Tate Gallery staged a major exhibition of Picasso's sculpture and paintings to coincide with a documentary film on Lydia and Picasso shown on BBC2.in 2014 parallel exhibitions in London and Germany showcased the work of Corbett and Picasso. Corbett's fluid lines bring life to familiar themes and her 'assured and gentle approach to the human figure', recalls the work of Marc Chagall.

Lydia Corbett [b 1934] - Boy and Dove (SS4/1) offered in our 20th Century and Contemporary Art Auction starting on 27th February 2018 at our salerooms in Exeter, Devon.

Lot Description

Lydia Corbett [b 1934] - Boy and Dove - signed watercolour 40 x 30cm, within the artist's pen and ink decorated mount and painted frame 'I'm always grateful to Picasso for his huge kindness. He gave me confidence in life and I have followed in his footsteps. I was very lucky. There were lots of beautiful girls around and he encouraged me to be a painter'. Lydia Corbett in 1954, the pony-tailed teenager, Lydia Corbett was introduced to Pablo Picasso at Vallauris on the French Riviera when the artist was separating from his wife Francois Gilot. Her presence brought a new energy to his work and she became the favoured model for various works of art, including the Heads of Sylvette, a series of moulded metal sculptures produced by Picasso She was known then as Sylvette David, and changed her name to Corbett during this period.. in 1968, Lydia moved to England and gave her creative energy to painting. She has since exhibited in London, Europe and Japan. The Anthony Petullo Foundation in America has a collection of her watercolours. in 1993 the Tate Gallery staged a major exhibition of Picasso's sculpture and paintings to coincide with a documentary film on Lydia and Picasso shown on BBC2.in 2014 parallel exhibitions in London and Germany showcased the work of Corbett and Picasso. Corbett's fluid lines bring life to familiar themes and her 'assured and gentle approach to the human figure', recalls the work of Marc Chagall.

This lot is subject to Droit de Suite.

Price Realised

£160

Department

Pictures

Sale Information

SS4: 20th Century and Contemporary Art Auction
Tuesday, 27th February 2018
Okehampton Street, Exeter

Contact

For more information about this particular auction lot, please contact:-

Okehampton Street, Exeter

Telephone: +44 (01392) 413100

Important Notes

Please note our cataloguing terms.

Weights and measurements are approximate guidelines only, unless otherwise stated to the contrary.

Please note that we are unable to provide a wrapping, packing and despatch service ourselves, but we have negotiated preferential rates with Mailbox Etc.

Legal Notice

Please note that this sale will be subject to our usual Terms and Conditions. Your attention is drawn to our conditions of sale, our information for buyers and our information for sellers. Please also note our premium and commission charges.

Social Bookmarks

Please click the following links to flag this auction lot to others on the Internet.