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Lot 5 § (The Delighted Eye Part II: Works from the Collection of Allen and Beryl Freer, 25th February 2021)

EILEEN AGAR, R.A. (1899–1991)

EILEEN AGAR, R.A. (1899–1991)
Spiral head
signed AGAR (lower right)
pencil and gouache
34.2 x 24.7 cm (13 1/2 x 9 3/4 in)
Executed in 1954

Acquired from the artist

'The fantastic heads of mythical personae that she painted must have had their beginnings in the heads carved in the intaglios. Heads have always been a source of fascination and inspiration to Agar ever since she painted her the mid-twenties... They blossomed forth in vibrant colours with their dynamic form and communicated her delight in the design of old stones.'

Allen Freer (from Eileen Agar – Angel of Audacity, unpublished manuscript, 1998)

Sold for £3,250

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