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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


PROVENANCE:
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 self-portrait...in 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Allen Freer (from Eileen Agar – Angel of Audacity, unpublished manuscript, 1998)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

Includes Buyer's Premium


Condition report

Pencil and gouache, mounted and framed. Frame: 59 x 44 cm (23 1/4 x 17 1/4 in). The sheet is housed in an acid free mount and has not been examined out of the frame. The colours are vibrant and strong, and the work seems to be in generally excellent condition and ready to hang.

 

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