John Wells (British 1907-2000) Figure standing 74 x 53.5 cm. (29 1/8 x 21 in.)
Lot 9AR
John Wells (British 1907-2000) Untitled 74 x 53.5 cm. (29 1/8 x 21 in.)
£7,000 - 10,000
US$ 12,000 - 17,000
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John Wells (British 1907-2000)
Untitled
signed and dated 'John Wells.1961.' (lower right); further signed, inscribed and dated twice 'oil on paper. John Wells. 1961./69/7D July 1961' (verso)
pencil and oil on paper
74 x 53.5 cm. (29 1/8 x 21 in.)

Footnotes

  • "Whilst his oil paintings and constructions reached an increasingly wide audience through the 1950s, Wells privately produced a number of small works on paper. He attended the Penzance School of Art with Peter Lanyon and Denis Mitchell around 1950 in order to receive instruction in the technique of etching and engraving and he often experimented with such methods to achieve delicate surface qualities" (Matthew Row, John Wells, The Fragile Cell, Tate, 1998, p.56)
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