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goldmark

july 2010


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BEST POTS Saturday 10th July, 10.00am - 5.30pm

• at 12 noon a talk by Phil Rogers (one of Britain’s internationally renowned potters)

• showings of our pottery films • a special goody bag for all who attend • wine and a light lunch

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prices from £45 to £3000

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John Skeaping

1. Half Speed pastel, 1965, signed, 42 x 48 cm

£1950 John Skeaping (1901-1980) sculptor, painter and draughtsman. Born in Essex and studied at Goldsmith’s and the Royal Academy. In 1924 Skeaping won the Prix de Rome for sculpture (his future wife, Barbara Hepworth, was runner up). He joined the avant-garde 7 & 5 Society in 1934. During the Second World War Skeaping was an Official War Artist and also served in the S.A.S. From 1948 he taught sculpture at the Royal Academy of Art where he eventually became Professor

of Sculpture (1953-59) and was appointed a Royal Academician in 1960. During the last two decades of his life he made many drawings, paintings and sculptures of race horses amongst the more famous being Hyperion, Brigadier Gerard and Mill Reef. His work is represented in many public collections including the Tate, the V&A, the British Museum, the Tokyo Museum and the Fitzwilliam.

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Elyse Lord

2. Grass Terrace pencil and watercolour, 34 x 27.1 cm

ÂŁ1250

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all prices include framing, vat and uk delivery


Elyse Lord

3. Chinese Junk pencil and watercolour on tracing paper, 29.7 x 38 cm

ÂŁ1250

Noted for her delicate watercolours and prints, Elyse Lord exhibited at the Royal Institute, the Royal Scottish Academy, the Walker Art Gallery, Liverpool and the Paris Salon, where she was awarded a silver medal for colour prints. Her work is represented in several important public collections including the British Museum and the Victoria & Albert Museum. In 1990 Cyril Gerber Fine Art of Glasgow held an important retrospective exhibition of her work.

visit www.elyselord.co.uk

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Mary Fedden

4. Still Life and Kilns collage in watercolour and ink, 1996, signed, 15.5 x 23 cm,

was £4750, now £3000

Previous ownership: from the collection of Ceri Richards’ grand-daughter. Part of the collage may be from a Trevelyan print.

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to order phone 01572 821 424


Alfred Wallis

5. Derwent Drawings double sided pencil drawing

Front

from sketchbook, 25 x 39 cm,

ÂŁ9,500

The drawing is presented so that it can be hung with either face showing. On hearing that Alfred Wallis was living in the Penwith District Workhouse near Penzance, Ben Nicholson visited him several times during 1941-42. He gave Wallis the blank Derwent scrapbook so that he could continue working, when he felt able. We feel this represents great value for this rare piece from the Derwent Scrapbook.

Reverse

visit www.recentacquisitions.com

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Eric Gill Eric Gill (1882-1940) was a British sculptor, typeface designer, stone cutter and printmaker. Born in Brighton, Gill initially studied at Chichester Art School from 1899 to 1903. He then moved to London becoming apprenticed to an architect and in his spare time attended the calligraphy classes of Edward Johnston. The content of much of Gill’s work betrays his religious roots, but eroticism also forms an important part of it and he was not afraid to often combine these two elements. The striking thing about his work, whether carving, letter-cutting or typography, is his mastery of linear expression. In 1932 Gill produced a group of sculptures, Prospero and Ariel, for the BBC's Broadcasting House in London. In 1937, he designed a postage stamp for the Post Office, and in 1938 produced The Creation of Adam, three bas-reliefs in stone for the League of Nations building in Geneva. He also designed the large-scale East Wind sculpture that hovers over St James's Underground station. Provenance: Exhibited Goupil Gallery 1913 and 1914. Bought by Edward Marsh 1914 (Churchill's Private Secretary and an influential art collector). Bought from the estate of Edward Marsh's niece Phylis Morris in 2000. On loan to Ditchling Museum during 2003. Literature: Illustrated in Judith Collins’ Eric Gill Sculpture no.39. Work consolidated 2001/2.

6. Torso - Woman £125,000

Bath Stone, 1913, 72 x 18 x 13 cm,

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Henry Moore

7. Standing Woman pen, ink and gouache, 1926, signed, 50.7 x 13.5 cm,

ÂŁ28,500

From what is perhaps the best period for Henry Moore drawings. Ulster Museum label on reverse Major Impressionist and Modern Paintings 13-28th October 1984. Mercury Gallery label on back. Illustrated in Henry Moore, The Complete Drawings, volume 1, page 154. provenance: Marlborough Fine Art, London; Private collection; Kornfeld und Klipstein, Berne 1964; Mercury Gallery, London; Sotherby’s, London 1984; Waddington Galleries, London exhibitions: Lugano 1993

visit www.henrymooreprints.com

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John Piper

8. Reclining Scantily Clad Female black ink and chalk, 1971, 27 x 48 cm

ÂŁ3250

This Piper nude study is from a private collection. It was purchased directly from the artist and has never been shown or been through auction. It comes with a note of authentication signed by Myfanwy Piper.

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visit www.johnpiperprints.com


John Piper

9. Pentire, Bedruthan ÂŁ6000

gouache, signed, 21.6 x 27 cm,

to order phone 01572 821 424

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Kenneth Rowntree

10. Umbria watercolour and gouache on paper, c1971, 58 x 42 cm,

ÂŁ1000

Kenneth Rowntree, 1915-1997, trained originally at the Ruskin School of Drawing in Oxford, and subsequently at the Slade School. He spent the war years in Great Bardfield engaged upon the pictorial Recording Britain project. In 1949 he moved to London to teach at the Royal College of Art, and ten years later was appointed Professor of Fine Art at Durham University in Newcastle.

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Bryan Organ

11. Banana Tree oil on canvas, 1969, signed, 75.6 x 75.6 cm,

was ÂŁ2650, now ÂŁ1950

Bryan Organ was born in Leicester in 1935 and during the period 1952-59 studied art at Loughborough College of Art and the Royal Academy Schools. He returned to teach at Loughborough for six years and in 1959 held his first solo show at the Leicester Museum & Art Gallery. Since 1967 he has exhibited regularly at the Redfern Gallery in London and consolidated his international reputation with solo exhibitions in New York, Cologne and Turin.

During the last forty years or so Organ has established himself as a leading portrait painter and his work is well represented in public collections including the National Portrait Gallery, Tate Britain and Leicester Museum & Art Gallery. His well-known sitters have included Diana, Princess of Wales, Richard Attenborough, Elton John, Sir Roy Strong, Harold Macmillan, James Callaghan and various members of the Royal family.

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John Minton

12. Tropical Landscape lithograph, 1951, ed 50, signed, 38 x 27 cm

ÂŁ1250 One of a very small number of lithographs made by Minton

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to order phone 01572 821 424


John Minton

13. Peter Dunbar pencil, 24 x 21 cm

ÂŁ1500

Minton was in the habit of making drawings of his friends, often sitting in his Windsor chair. Peter Dunbar (pictured here) was later to become art editor of the Financial Times and subsequently the Economist.

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Brangwyn/Urushibara

14.

pencil and ink, 22.5 x 17 cm

signed by Brangwyn,

£750

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woodcut, ed 25, 31.2 x 25.7 cm

£250

Leaves from the Sketch Books of Frank Brangwyn Yoshijiro Urushibara (1888-1953) was a Japanese artist who came to London in 1907 and lived in England and France for the next twentyseven years. He collaborated with the painter Sir Frank Brangwyn on several commissions for book illustrations but their most notable works together were two portfolios of prints. These were woodblock prints of Bruges (1919) and Ten Woodcuts by Yoshijiro Urushibara after designs by Frank Brangwyn (1924). Brangwyn thought very highly of Urushibara’s

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work and said, He did a good deal of work with me – made coloured woodcuts after my watercolours – so good were some of ‘em it was difficult to tell the difference between the original. The two artists even worked together when Urushibara returned to Japan after the start of World War II when they produced a third portfolio of prints called Leaves from the Sketch Books of Frank Brangwyn. In the opinion of Laurence Binyon, Urushibara’s prints were at least the equal of those of earlier Japanese masters such as Utamaro and Hokusai.


Brangwyn/Urushibara

16.

woodcut, ed 25, 29.4 x 25 cm

£350

19.

woodcut, ed 25, 28.5 x 21 cm

£350

17.

woodcut, ed 25, 27.7 x 20.5 cm signed by Brangwyn,

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£500

woodcut, ed 25, 30 x 23.5 cm

£350

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woodcut, ed 25, 31.5 x 25.7 cm signed by Brangwyn,

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£450

woodcut, ed 25, 23 x 14 cm

signed by Brangwyn,

£550

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Eduardo Paolozzi Paolozzi was very keen that the medium of plaster should have a higher status as a sculptural medium than it had previously enjoyed in the 20th century. He took a particular interest in this question after Albert Elsen’s ‘Rodin Rediscovered’ exhibition (1981) which re-valued Rodin’s practice with plaster. Most of the plasters from the 1990s were not often cast in any other material. A lot of the animals were made specially for the ‘Arche Noah’ exhibition in Munich in 1990. Paolozzi often gave the plasters as gifts to friends and visitors.

22. Three Legged Toad plaster, c1990, 19 x 59.3 x 36 cm

£2850

When associated with Daoist immortals, the toad took on certain additional associations derived from its basic meaning as a symbol of longevity. The famous Daoist immortal Liu Hai became closely associated with a large toad that accompanied him as a companion. The ugliness of the toad was, on the contrary, a form of beauty to immortals, who had abandoned the prejudices of human society and culture for a life in close harmony with the natural world. Liu Hai is also depicted

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with a string of money, and, in popular lore, toads also became associated with gold coins. Images of Liu Hai with his toad and coins serve as lucky talismans in popular folklore. Sometimes other immortal recluses such as Hanshan 寒山 and Shide 拾得 (collectively known as He-he 和合) are depicted with toads. Similarly, the toad became a symbol of carefree frivolity and spontaneous enjoyment of the here-and-now.


Eduardo Paolozzi

23. Toads (Copulating), £1250

24. Frogs (Copulating), 8.1 x 8 x 6.6 cm, £875

11 x 12.7 x 11.5 cm,

26. Turtle,

signed verso,

6 x 10.7 x 6.7 cm,

25. Crocodile,

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1993, signed verso, 6.5 x 21.5 x 8.5 cm,

£575

£975

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Henry Moore

Images of truth to material, more stone than woman. Incurious, knowing nothing of impatience, snug in a winding-sheet of their own substance, they comprehend their undividedness as fulfilment. But a calligraphy like a network of arteries prefigures their emergence. Robert Melville

27. Eight Reclining Figures I lithograph, 1968, ed 50, signed 31.1 x 26 cm

ÂŁ3750

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Henry Moore

The reclining figure in this lithograph has many of the characteristics of the Unesco carving, but it does not convey the same sense of a figure lying partly on its side, and the nether limbs appear to be joined to form a trough. The first of the sculptor’s great reclining figures, carved in 1929, was a feminine counterpart of the Chac Mools at Chichén Itzá - those reclining male figures of the post-classic Maya period which bear a sacrificial bowl on the stomach — but in the process of adapting and transforming the Chac Mool, Moore suppressed the stone bowl. In the present study, the forming of a trough in the figure itself suggests that the sculptor has had in mind the Chac Mool’s significance as a rain god, and has reconstituted the stone bowl in the spirit of his original approach to the Maya figure, eliminating its association with human sacrifice in favour of a catchment for rain. Robert Melville

28. Reclining Figure and Torsos lithograph, 1968, ed 50, signed 34.3 x 30.5 cm

£1950

visit www.henrymooreprints.com

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Julian Trevelyan

29. Thames Ditton etching, 1969, ed 75, signed, 35 x 47 cm

ÂŁ850

all prices include framing, vat and uk delivery

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Julian Trevelyan

30. Moscow etching, 1961, ed 50, signed, 37.7 x 50.2 cm

ÂŁ950

visit www.juliantrevelyan.com

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Valerie Thornton

31. St. Davids etching, 1971, artist’s proof aside from ed 75, signed, 40.2 x 52.5 cm

ÂŁ750

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to order phone 01572 821 424


Valerie Thornton

32. Le Besset etching, 1988, ed 75, signed, 35.3 x 54.8 cm

ÂŁ650

visit www.valeriethornton.com

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Victor Pasmore

33. Earth From Space screenprint, 1979, ed 70, signed, 80 x 120 cm

ÂŁ2500

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Victor Pasmore

Since his death in 1998, the popularity of Pasmore's prints has grown immensely, with the earlier work becoming very scarce. His international reputation grew from the 1960s, including a retrospective exhibition at the Tate Gallery in 1965, a one-man British Council touring show and a special display at the Tate, both in 1980. His work is held in most leading U.K. collections. Pasmore was made a Companion of Honour in 1981 and elected R.A. in 1984.

34. Projective Paintings lithograph, 1969, ed 50, signed, 191.5 x 62.5 cm,

ÂŁ2950

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Léonard Foujita

Tsuguharu Foujita (1886-1968) was a painter and printmaker, born in Tokyo, Japan. Disappointed by the conservative education he received at the School of Fine Arts in Tokyo, Foujita left for the avantgarde bohemian paradise of Paris in 1913. He arrived wearing a mauve trench coat and a white British safari helmet, and immediately made a splash in the city’s liberated social world. He quickly became known for arriving at parties wearing a Greek toga or a loincloth, and walking the streets in a suit that he, unable to buy fabric, made from the curtains of his studio. He took the name Léonard in honour of Leonardo da Vinci.

35. Devant le Miroir engraving, 1955, ed 175, 29.5 x 23.5 cm

£875

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Léonard Foujita

Foujita soon became friends with Modigliani, Picasso, Matisse, Soutine and Gris and although associated with the School of Paris group, he created his own individual artistic style, combining Japanese with French and European elements. His subject matter included Parisian cityscapes, nudes, women, cats and still-lifes with figures. In 1920 he became a permanent member of the Salon d’Automne and was often at the forefront of fashionable French art. At an exhibition in Buenos Aires it was rumoured that ten thousand people queued just for his autograph. His work is held in public collections worldwide, with recent major retrospectives in Paris, New York and Tokyo.

36. Tamanoi engraving, 1955, ed 175, 30.5 x 22.5 cm

£875

to order phone 01572 821 424

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Auguste Rodin

37. £950

38. £1250


Auguste Rodin Lithographs for Le Jardin des Supplices Le Jardin des Supplices (1902) is of considerable importance in Rodin’s artistic output as it is the only book containing lithographs by him. Rodin made a suite of 20 lithographs, of which 18 were printed in colour and 2 in black, to accompany the text. The book had been refused by most Parisian publishers who deemed it too risky because it combined an avantgarde erotic novel with drawings by Rodin, an artist who, at that time, was virtually unknown as an illustrator. The contract was signed with the publisher Vollard who employed the great lithographer Auguste Clot to supervise the printing. Clot's skill was legendary. His lithography was of such quality that Rodin could barely distinguish the prints from his working drawings. Vollard quotes Rodin's comment on the lithographs: I did them with Clot. When he is gone, lithography will be a lost art. Rodin wrote of his great pleasure in the finished work.

39. £1500

These lithographs were issued as a limited and numbered edition of just 200 copies and the suite offered here is No. 5 of the first 15 copies which alone were printed on japon impérial paper. Each lithograph carries Rodin’s signature in the plate. Paper size is 32 x 25 cm. A copy of the justification page will accompany each print. We have one copy only of each print. Prices include frame, vat and uk delivery.

www.rodinprints.com

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Pierre Auguste Renoir

40. Nude Woman Reclining, Facing Right etching, 1909, 13.5 x 19.5 cm

ÂŁ2250

As a group, the Impressionists made very few etchings. In Renoir’s case, there are a total of twenty-five only and were for the most part not published in suites or portfolios, but commissioned by friends or publishers. He made two plates of reclining young women in 1906 and one of a woman bathing, which were subsequently published in Paris by Floury and in Berlin by Bruno Cassirer.

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Édouard Manet

Édouard Manet made less than 100 prints, most of them etchings with aquatint. Early editions are extremely scarce. 30 of the plates, which had been published in 1894 in a tiny edition, were acquired by Alfred Strölin who published an edition of 100 in 1905, before cancelling each plate.

41. Theodore de Banville, Turned to the Left etching and aquatint, 1874, 1905 Strölin edition, 23.5 x 15.7 cm

was £2500, now £1750

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Dylan Waldron

42. Relationships Between Pears limited edition mixed media print, 2010, ed 100, initialled, 25 x 64 cm

ÂŁ375

framed

Following a recent near sell-out exhibition here at Goldmark, we are pleased to offer this new Waldron print produced in our own studio in Uppingham. visit www.dylanwaldron.co.uk

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to order phone 01572 821 424


RichardArtist Thompson Thursday 15th July - 8pm - ÂŁ40 We are absolutely delighted to be able to announce that the legendary songwriter/guitarist Richard Thompson is going to perform at our gallery in Uppingham.

Over the course of his career Thompson has earned numerous awards and honours, including the Ivor Novello Award for songwriting, the Orville Gibson Award for guitarists, and a spot in the top 20 of Rolling Stone's list of all-time guitar greats. In February 2006, he was awarded a BBC Lifetime Achievement Folk Award.

For tickets email tickets@goldmarkart.com

More accustomed to performing in venues like the Royal Albert Hall and the Birmingham Symphony Hall, this promises to be a rare and intimate evening.


Norman Ackroyd

43. New Landscape etching, 1967, artist’s proof, signed, 50.2 x 55 cm,

ÂŁ550

Norman Ackroyd, one of Britain's best known contemporary printmakers, was born in Leeds in 1938. He has developed a distinctive and highly skilled use of aquatint, giving his atmospheric etchings a highly individual quality. He was elected Royal Academician in 1991 and was made a Senior Fellow of the Royal College of Art in 2000. He lives and works in London.

Goldmark Gallery, Orange Street, Uppingham, Rutland, LE15 9SQ Open Monday to Saturday 9.30 - 5.30, Sunday 2.30 - 5.30 and Bank Holidays info@goldmarkart.com www.goldmarkart.com

Mixed Artist Catalogue - July 2010  

A catalogue of art by major artists of the 20th century available from Goldmark Gallery in Uppingham

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