Beryl Cook (British, 1926-2008) Sailors and Virgins 120.7 x 59 cm. (47 1/4 x 23 1/4 in.)
Lot 14*
Beryl Cook (British, 1926-2008) Sailors and Virgins 120.7 x 59 cm. (47 1/4 x 23 1/4 in.)
Sold for £38,400 (US$ 62,217) inc. premium

Lot Details
Beryl Cook (British, 1926-2008)
Sailors and Virgins
signed 'B. Cook' (lower right)
pencil and oil on board
120.7 x 59 cm. (47 1/4 x 23 1/4 in.)

Footnotes

  • PROVENANCE:
    Private Collection, Canada

    LITERATURE:
    Beryl Cook, The Works, John Murray (Publishers) Ltd and Gallery Five Ltd, London, 1978, (col.ill)

    'I saw these sailors on the Hoe last summer, looking absolutely sparkling in their uniforms, and stored them away in my mind until something came along to complete the picture. Then one night we were coming back from the Phoenix in Union Street and saw two girls being followed by some young sailors shouting "Are you virgins?". The question grew louder and louder, so did the giggles from the girls, and to my regret we never learned the answer.' (Beryl Cook, The Works, John Murray (Publishers) Ltd and Gallery Five Ltd, London, 1978)
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