PROPERTY FROM THE COLLECTION OF THE LATE PETER ADAM (LOTS 31-45)
KEITH VAUGHAN (1912-1977)
Portrait of a soldier
signed with stamp KV (on the reverse)
17.5 x 13 cm (6 3/4 x 5 in)
Executed in 1940
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).
This work is one of Vaughan's early war-time sketchbook studies. They represent his comrades in the non-combatant No 9 Company, in which he was serving as a contentious objector.
We are grateful to Gerard Hastings for his assistance in cataloguing this lot.
The present work is subject to the Temporary Admission charge of 5% of the hammer price.
Sold for £375
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