Beryl Cook (British, 1926-2008) The Loved One 55.9 x 73.4 cm. (22 x 28 7/8 in.)
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Beryl Cook
(British, 1926-2008)
The Loved One 55.9 x 73.4 cm. (22 x 28 7/8 in.)
£10,000 - 15,000
US$ 17,000 - 25,000
Lot Details
Beryl Cook (British, 1926-2008)
The Loved One
signed 'B. Cook' (lower right); further signed, titled and dated 'THE LOVED ONE/Beryl Cook/1992' (verso)
oil on panel
55.9 x 73.4 cm. (22 x 28 7/8 in.)

Footnotes

  • PROVENANCE:
    With Hunter Simmonds Gallery, Dorset

    The present work depicts a scene from Evelyn Waugh's 1948 satirical novella The Loved One: An Anglo-American Tragedy. The tale is partly set in L.A. funeral parlour Whispering Glades, presided over by senior mortician Mr. Joyboy (whose trademark is the beaming smile he leaves on the faces of embalmed bodies) and Aimée Thanatogenos a cosmetician whose eyes are 'greenish and remote, with a rich glint of lunacy'. Beryl Cook was commissioned to produce a number of works to accompany Waugh's text, which was published in portfolio format in 1994.
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