EILEEN AGAR, R.A. (1899-1991)
The Italian girl
signed and dated Eileen/Agar '27 (lower right)
pencil and oil on paper
55 x 29 cm (21 3/4 x 11 1/2 in)
Acquired from the artist
Chichester, Pallant House Gallery, Eileen Agar: An Eye for Collage, 2008
This work has been promised for the forthcoming retrospective exhibition Eileen Agar: The Angel of Anarchy at the Whitechapel Gallery, London, spring 2021.
Sold for £7,750
Includes Buyer's Premium
This work has been promised for the forthcoming retrospective exhibition Eileen Agar: The Angel of Anarchy at the Whitechapel Gallery, London, spring 2021. We hope the new owner will agree with this proceeding. Chiswick Auctions is happy to assist with the liaison with the gallery curators and their shippers.
Pencil and oil on paper, framed. Frame: 76 x 47 cm (30 x 18 3/4 in). The sheet is framed and has not been examined out of the frame. There is light general discolouration and minor staining caused by the oil paint residue to the paper, visible for example in the upper left corner. On close inspection, minor spots of foxing visible to the background in places. The paint surface is strong and stable and there are no concerns or areas of re-touching. The image reads well and the work is generally in excellent ready-to-hang condition.