Walter Whall Battiss (South African, 1906-1982) Camden Lock
Lot 109*
Walter Whall Battiss (South African, 1906-1982) Camden Lock
Sold for £6,000 (US$ 10,084) inc. premium
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Walter Whall Battiss (South African, 1906-1982)
Camden Lock
signed, inscribed and dated 'Battiss Camden town canal London 11.8.81' (lower right)
watercolour
35 x 47cm (13 3/4 x 18 1/2in).

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  • PROVENANCE:
    With the Goodman Gallery, Johannesburg


    Battiss was always true to his medium, and the present lot is a fine example of the delicate, diluted quality of his watercolours, which contrast starkly with the strong painterly feel of his oils. The present lot could be described as a trompe l'oeil, as he depicts the view of Camden Lock including the artist's easel where we find the watercolour he is painting.
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