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FS34: Two Day Fine Art Sale

James Dickson Innes [1887-1914] - Grey Mediterranean

Auction Lot FS34/548

James Dickson Innes [1887-1914] - Grey Mediterranean - signed and inscribed as titled twice on the reverse further inscribed on the reverse 'Mrs Cole' and 'Horace de Vere Cole' oil on board 29.5 x 39.5cm.

James Dickson Innes [1887-1914] - Grey Mediterranean (FS34/548) offered in our Two Day Fine Art Sale starting on 11th April 2017 at our salerooms in Exeter, Devon.

Lot Description

James Dickson Innes [1887-1914] - Grey Mediterranean - signed and inscribed as titled twice on the reverse further inscribed on the reverse 'Mrs Cole' and 'Horace de Vere Cole' oil on board 29.5 x 39.5cm.

Notes

Innes was a pioneer in Britain of directly painted landscapes in strong colours, which he first used in Collioure in the South of France in 1908. He exhibited with the Camden Town Group in 1911, but like Augustus John was only a fringe member.

Provenance

William Horace De Vere Cole [1881-1936] Was An Eccentric Prankster And Poet Born In Ireland. As An Undergraduate At Cambridge University, Cole Posed As A Sultan Who Was Visiting London, And Made An 'official' Visit To His Own College Accompanied By His Friend Adrian Stephen, The Brother Of Virginia Woolf. Following The Sultan Of Zanzibar Prank, Cole, With His Mane Of Hair And Bristling Moustache, Who Was Often Confused With British Prime Minister Ramsay Macdonald, Executed A Series Of Bold Jokes And Escapades Principally Aimed At Deflating Pompous Figures Of Authority His Targets Included Members Of Parliament, City Businessmen And Naval Officers. On One Occasion He Directed A Group Of Like-minded Friends Dressed As Workmen, As They Dug A Trench Across Piccadilly.

Price Realised

£15,500

Department

Pictures

Sale Information

FS34: Two Day Fine Art Sale
Tuesday, 11th April 2017
Wednesday, 12th April 2017

Okehampton Street, Exeter

This lot will be sold after 2:30pm on Tuesday, 11th April 2017 as part of the Oil Paintings, Watercolours, Drawings and Pictures section of the sale.

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