John Piper C.H. (British, 1903-1992) Turpault Castle, Quiberon  (Please note this lot is offered with copies of letters from the Artist to Brian Vale.)

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Lot 155AR
John Piper C.H.
(British, 1903-1992)
Turpault Castle, Quiberon

Sold for £ 2,250 (US$ 2,955) inc. premium
John Piper C.H. (British, 1903-1992)
Turpault Castle, Quiberon
signed 'John Piper' (lower right) and inscribed 'For Brian Vale/with good wishes/1963' (lower left)
gouache, watercolour, oil pastel and pencil
20 x 30cm (7 7/8 x 11 13/16in).

Please note this lot is offered with copies of letters from the Artist to Brian Vale.

Footnotes

  • Provenance
    The Artist, from whom acquired directly by
    Brian Vale, 1 May 1963, and thence by descent
    Private Collection, U.K.

    Brian Vale (1930-2008) was born in Southsea, Portsmouth but aged 13 moved with his family to live in Bradford, where he attended Bradford Grammar School followed by Bradford College of Art. After National Service, he worked as a commercial artist for the Leeds Printers, Petty. For the next 30 years he worked as a commercial artist for The Telegraph and The Argus in Bradford and became the newspaper's art critic and writer in the 1950s and 60s. He wrote and became friends with many major artists from whom he either purchased or was given works of art.
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