Leonard Beaumont (British, 1891-1986) Sun Bathers The rare linocut printed in red and pink, 1932, a bright and fresh impression, on white oriental laid, signed and numbered 11/14 in pencil, with full margins, 100 x 100mm (3 7/8 x 3 7/8in)(B) unframed
Lot 27AR
Leonard Beaumont (British, 1891-1986) Sun Bathers The rare linocut printed in red and pink, 1932, a bright and fresh impression, on white oriental laid, signed and numbered 11/14 in pencil, with full margins, 100 x 100mm (3 7/8 x 3 7/8in)(B) unframed
Sold for £9,375 (US$ 15,047) inc. premium

Lot Details
Leonard Beaumont (British, 1891-1986)
Sun Bathers (Dickson 57)
The rare linocut printed in red and pink, 1932, a bright and fresh impression, on white oriental laid, signed and numbered 11/14 in pencil, with full margins, 100 x 100mm (3 7/8 x 3 7/8in)(B) (unframed)

Footnotes

  • "Leonard Beaumont's tiny candy-stripe linocut of two women (sunbathing) features the snug-fitting, cinch-belted swimsuits that came into style in the late 1920s. Beaumont weaves together undulating waves of [..] fabric and flesh, heightening the sense of motion."

    Thomas E. Rassieur, "Sport", in British Prints from the Machine Age: Rhythms of Modern Life, 1914-1939, ed.Clifford S. Ackley (London: Thames & Hudson, 2008), 116-117.

    The full edition of fourteen copies was printed in 1932 and no further copies are recorded. The two lino blocks are non-existant.
Auction information

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

Lot symbols
AR Artists Resale Right

Goods subject to Artists Resale Right Additional Premium.

Contacts
  1. Rupert Worrall
    Specialist - Prints
    Bonhams
    Work
    101 New Bond Street
    London, United Kingdom W1S 1SR
    Work +44 20 7468 8262
    FaxFax: +44 20 7447 7439
  2. Tanya Grigoroglou
    Specialist - Prints
    Bonhams
    Work
    101 New Bond Street
    London, United Kingdom W1S 1SR
    Work +44 207 468 8212
    FaxFax: +44 20 7447 7439
Similar Items