Sir Kyffin Williams R.A. (British, 1918-2006) Self-portrait sketches and caricatures, to include humourous depictions of the artist dressed as a footballer; as a Venetian gondalier; at the seaside; wearing highland costume - 'The MacGuffin'; a self-portrait as a bird - '"The Common Kyffin" (Kyffinus Vulgaris (Mona)', satrical scenes outside the Glynn Vivian Art Gallery, and others, 45 in total, 22.5 x 17.5cm and smaller.
Lot 213
Sir Kyffin Williams R.A. (British, 1918-2006) Self-portrait sketches and caricatures, to include humourous depictions of the artist dressed as a footballer; as a Venetian gondalier; at the seaside; wearing highland costume - 'The MacGuffin'; a self-portrait as a bird - '"The Common Kyffin" (Kyffinus Vulgaris (Mona)', satrical scenes outside the Glynn Vivian Art Gallery, and others, 45 in total, 22.5 x 17.5cm and smaller.
Sold for £3,500 (US$ 5,882) inc. premium
Lot Details
Sir Kyffin Williams R.A. (British, 1918-2006)
Self-portrait sketches and caricatures,
to include humourous depictions of the artist dressed as a footballer; as a Venetian gondalier; at the seaside; wearing highland costume - 'The MacGuffin'; a self-portrait as a bird - '"The Common Kyffin" (Kyffinus Vulgaris (Mona)', satrical scenes outside the Glynn Vivian Art Gallery, and others, 45 in total,
some inscribed, some with dates (1959 and 1984), pen and ink sketches, all unframed,
22.5 x 17.5cm and smaller.

Footnotes

  • This group of sketches was compiled Sir Alex Gordon (1917-1999), by the Cardiff based modernist architect and former president of RIBA, during a correspondence with the artist over a number of years. Sir Alex Gordon was born in Swansea and had a passionate interest in art, accumulating an impressive private collection, which included many paintings by Sir Kyffin Williams. Many of these works were donated to the Glynn Vivian Art Gallery in Swansea.

    Provenance - gift from Sir Alex Gordon to the present owner in the mid 1990s.

Saleroom notices

  • Artist Resale Right does not apply to this lot
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