PROPERTY FROM THE COLLECTION OF THE LATE PETER ADAM (LOTS 31-45)
KEITH VAUGHAN (1912-1977)
Three male figures
signed and dated Keith Vaughan '63 (lower right)
pencil and gouache
13 x 13 cm (5 1/4 x 5 1/4 in)
Peter Adam and then by descent
Adam was a renowned British Filmmaker and BBC producer, writer, art specialist and collector of Modern Art. He wrote Eileen Gray: Her Life and Work: The Biography (2009); Outlines: David Hockney (1997) and Art of the Third Reich (1997).
Three male figures is part of Vaughan's Slade Studies, small-scale compositional drawings that he returned to in the 60s and coloured them with a combination of gouache and oil pastel. He refers to them in his journal:
Continue with the series of Slade Studies. It passes the time quite agreeably. (And extending the process to table drawings)...They are much more finished and tight than gouache done direct and look in fact like small reproductions of oil paintings.
Thursday 12th August 1965
We are grateful to Gerard Hastings for his assistance in cataloguing this lot.
Sold for £5,500
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