Lot 1000 (Modern British and 20th Century Art, 11th July 2018)
*John Aldridge RA (1905-1983)
Signed l.r., artist's label verso, oil on canvas laid down on board
96 x 82cm
Exhibited: Art Exhibitions Bureau, London, 'Great Bardfield Artists', 1957;
Royal Academy, 'Great Bardfield Group', 1984,, no. 1211;
Fry Art Gallery, 'John Aldridge RA', September-October 1999, no.4.
*Artist's Resale Right may apply to this lot.
Sold for £5,000
The painting is on canvas which has been laid down onto board probably due to some damage sustained to the canvas and there are areas throughout where the work has flaked and been retouched, including additions along the lower edge where the, , painting has been extended onto the supporting board below the canvas edge. These retouchings and additions, however, appear to be the work of the artist as the painting was purchased from the artist’s studio and there is no significant sign of, , fluorescing under UV light.
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The auction details are as follows:
Auction: Modern British and 20th Century Art, 11th July 2018
8 July 2018 10am - 1pm
9 July 2018 9am - 5pm
10 July 2018 9am - 5pm
11 July 2018 from 9am
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