John Minton (British, 1917-1957) A Portrait of Raymond Ray 76.2 x 50.8 cm. (30 x 20 in.) (unframed)

This lot has been removed from the website, please contact customer services for more information

Lot 48
John Minton
(British, 1917-1957)
A Portrait of Raymond Ray 76.2 x 50.8 cm. (30 x 20 in.) (unframed)

Sold for £ 7,200 (US$ 9,179) inc. premium
John Minton (British, 1917-1957)
A Portrait of Raymond Ray
signed and dated 'John Minton 1954' (lower left)
oil on canvas
76.2 x 50.8 cm. (30 x 20 in.)
(unframed)

Footnotes

  • Provenance:
    Raymond Ray
    Acquired from the above by the family of the present owner, August 1979

    Raymond Ray was "... a dancer who also had a talent for making costumes and produced a couple of skirts for Elinor Moynihan. Minton had first seen Ray in the musical Guys and Dolls. After watching several performances he approached Ray and asked to paint his portrait. His request was initially cold-shouldered, Ray recognising Minton as one of a drunken, rowdy crowd who had several times filled a box in the theatre. They met again by chance in a club and Minton passed Ray a note: 'I'm a married man with four children, but I want to paint you'. Thereafter they became briefly lovers and lasting friends. (Frances Spalding, John Minton, Dance till the Stars Come Down, Lund Humphries, Hants, 2005, p.195)
Auction information

This sale is now finished. If you are interested in consigning in future sales, please contact the specialist department. If you have queries about lots purchased in this sale, 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, buyer's premium excluding Cars, Motorbikes, Wine and Coin & Medal sales, will be as follows:

Buyer's Premium Rates
27.5% on the first £2,500 of the hammer price;
25% of the hammer price of amounts in excess of £2,500 up to and including £300,000;
20% of the hammer price of amounts in excess of £300,000 up to and including £3,000,000;
and 13.9% of the hammer price of any amounts in excess of £3,000,000.

VAT at the current rate of 20% will be added to the Buyer's Premium and charges excluding Artists Resale Right.

Payment Notices

For payment information please refer to the sale catalog.

Shipping Notices

For information and estimates on domestic and international shipping as well as export licenses please contact Bonhams Shipping Department.