3rd Dec, 2019 10:00

Modern & Post-War British Art

Lot 16

LUCIAN FREUD, O.M., C.H. (1922-2011)
Sketch of Goldie
oil and charcoal on canvas
24 1/4 x 28 in. (61.5 x 71.1 cm.)

A gift from the artist to Sister Mary Joy Langdon

This work will be included in the forthcoming catalogue raisonné of Lucian Freud’s works, prepared by Catherine Lampert and Toby Treves. Lots 16-20 are to be sold to benefit the Wormwood Scrubs Pony Centre, The Wormwood Scrubs Pony centre is a registered charity providing riding and equine therapy to children, specialising in those with special needs and physical disabilities. Founded in 1989, it celebrates its 30th anniversary this year continuing its dedication to the mission of improving the quality of the lives of children and young people who attend it. Over three decades a number of artists have been attracted by the centre’s horses, and between 2003 and 2006 Lucian Freud was its unofficial ‘artist in residence’. Setting up a temporary studio, Freud’s regular visits to the centre combined his love of horses, riding and painting. On eventually departing the stables Freud left behind him many of his professional accoutrements – his easel, the charcoal he used for sketching out his compositions, including on the present work, his brushes and palette, tubes of oil paint, the turps tin for thinning his paints, and bundles of the rags he used to wipe off paint from both canvas and brushes. He also left behind Sketch of Goldie.


Sold for £40,000

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