John Melville (1902-1986) Seated Woman 65 x 45 cm. (25 5/8 x 17 3/4 in.)

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Lot 5
John Melville
(1902-1986)
Seated Woman 65 x 45 cm. (25 5/8 x 17 3/4 in.)

Sold for £ 4,200 (US$ 5,314) inc. premium
John Melville (1902-1986)
Seated Woman
signed and dated 'John Melville/1936' (upper right), inscribed with title and dated again (verso)
oil on canvas
65 x 45 cm. (25 5/8 x 17 3/4 in.)

Footnotes

  • Provenance:
    with Tadema Gallery, London

    John Melville was self-taught and painted figures, landscapes and still life in both oil and watercolour. He first became attracted to Surrealism in 1930 and officially joined the Group in 1938. The present work exhibits his early predilection for visual distortion and is a fine example of his contribution to British Surrealism.
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