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Sir Alfred James Munnings [1878-1959]

Auction Lot FS39/316

Sir Alfred James Munnings [1878-1959] Children Playing Bagatelle signed A J.Munnings and dated '98 bottom right watercolour heightened with white 20.75 x 25cm.
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Sir Alfred James Munnings [1878-1959] (FS39/316) offered in our Two Day Fine Art Sale starting on 10th July 2018 at our salerooms in Exeter, Devon.

Lot Description

Sir Alfred James Munnings [1878-1959] Children Playing Bagatelle signed A J.Munnings and dated '98 bottom right watercolour heightened with white 20.75 x 25cm.

This lot is subject to Droit de Suite.


We are grateful to Lorian Peralta-Ramos for her assistance in preparing this catalogue entry. The watercolour will be included in her forthcoming Catalogue Raisonné of the work of Sir Alfred Munnings.


Munnings Exhibition 1928 Entry No.163, Norwich Castle Museum, Lent By J Shaw Tompkins Esq; With Original Exhibition Label On The Back Of The Picture. Private Collection John Shaw Tompkins Was An Important Early Patron Of The Artist. He Was Managing Director Of A J.Caley & Sons Of Norwich Whose Chocolate And Mineral Water Factory Was Nextdoor To Page Bros. Lithographers Where Munnings Was Apprenticed. The Artist's Work And Designs Came To The Attention Of Shaw Tompkins And Commissions From Caleys Soon Took Precedence Over Other Work. The Two Children Could Be Those Of One Of The Artist's Aunts, Possibly Aunt Rosa, In The Interior At Walsham Hall, Suffolk. * Literature: Jean Goodman AJ - The Life Of Alfred Munnings 1878-1959, The Erskine Press. Sir Alfred Munnings K C.V O An Artist's Life/The Second Burst/The Finish, Museum Press And Halsgrove. * Footnote. An Original Catalogue From This Exhibition, Which Included Over Two Hundred And Fifty Watercolours, Oils And Sketches, Is Offered With The Picture.

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Sale Information

FS39: Two Day Fine Art Sale
Tuesday, 10th July 2018
Okehampton Street, Exeter


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