Keith Vaughan Group of figures-Amacuzac Gouache, 1959
Lot 54
Keith Vaughan (British, 1912-1977) Amacuzac - Group of Figures 46 x 37.5 cm. (18 x 14 3/4 in.)
Sold for £18,000 (US$ 29,051) inc. premium

Lot Details
Keith Vaughan (British, 1912-1977)
Amacuzac - Group of Figures
signed and dated 'Vaughan/59' (lower right)
gouache and pastel
46 x 37.5 cm. (18 x 14 3/4 in.)

Footnotes

  • Provenance:
    J. Holt Esq.
    Thence by descent

    Exhibited:
    Oxford, Bear Lane Gallery, 3 October 1960, no.2

    In 1959, the artist travelled to Mexico with his lover Ed so that they might get to know one another but unfortunately the relationship failed and the latter flew home leaving Vaughan. However, within hours of Ed's departure, he met and fell in love with a sandal-maker from Amacuzac and they were inseparable for the duration of his trip. In his Journals, he says "By far the most interesting thing about this city for me is the beauty of the people... The gentle shelving back from the chin to forehead with the eyebrows folded like small wings. Disdainful lips, steady gaze, a warm sudden smile like a lotus flower opening. I can think of no city in which I have seen such continual beauty" (Keith Vaughan, Journals 1939-1977, John Murray Publishers Ltd., London, 1989, p.109).
Auction information

This sale is now finished. If you are interested in consigning in future sales, please contact the specialist department. If you have queries about lots purchased in this sale, please contact customer services.

Buyers' Obligations

ALL BIDDERS MUST AGREE THAT THEY HAVE READ AND UNDERSTOOD BONHAMS' CONDITIONS OF SALE AND AGREE TO BE BOUND BY THEM, AND AGREE TO PAY THE BUYER'S PREMIUM AND ANY OTHER CHARGES MENTIONED IN THE NOTICE TO BIDDERS. THIS AFFECTS THE BIDDERS LEGAL RIGHTS.

If you have any complaints or questions about the Conditions of Sale, please contact your nearest customer services team.

Buyers' Premium and Charges

For all Sales categories excluding Wine, Coins & Medals and Motor Cars and Motorcycles:

Buyer's Premium Rates
25% on the first £50,000 of the Hammer Price
20% from £50,001 to £1,000,000 the Hammer Price
12% from £1,000,001 of the Hammer Price

VAT at the current rate of 20% will be added to the Buyer's Premium and charges excluding Artists Resale Right.

Payment Notices

Payment in advance: by cash, check with banker's card, credit card, bank draft or traveler's cheque.

Payment at collection: by credit or debit card.

Credit card charges: a surcharge of 2% is applicable when using Mastercard, Visa and overseas debit cards.

Shipping Notices

For information and estimates on domestic and international shipping as well as export licenses please contact Bonhams Shipping Department.

Similar Items