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FS32: Two Day Fine Art Sale

Percy Wyndham Lewis [1882-1957] - Portrait of Augustus John

Auction Lot FS32/308

Percy Wyndham Lewis [1882-1957] - Portrait of Augustus John - signed and dated 1932 lower left, signed by the sitter on the backboard, pencil drawing heightened with crayon, 32 x 25cm.

Percy Wyndham Lewis [1882-1957] - Portrait of Augustus John (FS32/308) offered in our Two Day Fine Art Sale starting on 4th October 2016 at our salerooms in Exeter, Devon.

Lot Description

Percy Wyndham Lewis [1882-1957] - Portrait of Augustus John - signed and dated 1932 lower left, signed by the sitter on the backboard, pencil drawing heightened with crayon, 32 x 25cm.

This lot is subject to Droit de Suite.

Provenance

Birmingham Exhibition Ernest, Brown & Phillips The Leicester Galleries, Leicester Square, London * Biography Percy Wyndham Lewis Was An English Painter And Author. He Studied At The Slade School Of Art And Was Co-founder Of The Vorticist Movement, And Edited Their Magazine Blast. It Was During The Period 1913-1915 That He Developed The Style Of Geometric Abstraction Which His Close Friend Ezra Pound Dubbed Vorticism, A Combination Of Cubism And Futurist Art. After The War Lewis Resumed His Painting Career With An Exhibition At The Leicester Galleries Called Tyros & Portraits, But By The Late 1920s He Concentrated Largely On His Writings. He Returned To Painting From The 1930s And Today He Is Considered To Be Amongst The Best Of Painters And Writers From The 20th Century.

Price Realised

£10,000

Department

Pictures

Fine Art Category

Portraits

Sale Information

FS32: Two Day Fine Art Sale
Tuesday, 4th October 2016
Wednesday, 5th October 2016

Okehampton Street, Exeter

This lot will be sold after 2:30pm on Tuesday, 4th October 2016 as part of the Oil Paintings, Watercolours, Drawings and Pictures section of the sale.

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