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PROPERTY FROM THE COLLECTION OF J.G.L. INVESTMENTS PTY LTD, MELBOURNE

LEONARD FRENCH
1928-2017

Prelude to a Clash 1956

Estimate $45,000 – $65,000

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© Estate of Leonard French/Licenced by Viscopy, 2018

PROPERTY FROM THE COLLECTION OF J.G.L. INVESTMENTS PTY LTD, MELBOURNE

LEONARD FRENCH

1928-2017
Prelude to a Clash 1956

enamel paint on composition board
inscribed 'Homage / Paul Hindemitch' lower left; signed and dated 'French 56' lower right; signed and inscribed 'PRELUDE TO A CLASH / L. FRENCH' verso
122 x 183 cm

  • Lot Sold $45,000 (Hammer Price)
  • $54,900 (Hammer Price with Buyer's Premium)

Provenance

Rudy Komon Art Gallery, Sydney
Private Collection, Sydney, acquired from the above
J.G.L. Investments Pty Ltd, Melbourne, acquired from the above on 14 July 1984

Exhibited

Contemporary Australian Painting, Pacific Loan Exhibition on board Orient Line S.S. Orcades, Sydney, 2 October 1956, Auckland, 8 October 1956, Honolulu, 16 October 1956, Vancouver, 22 October 1956, San Francisco, 25 October 1956, Art Gallery of New South Wales, November 1956, no. 30
Leonard French Retrospective, Art Gallery of South Australia, Adelaide, March 1970, no. 11 (label verso)
The Great Decades of Australian Art: Selected Masterpieces from the J.G.L. Collection, National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne, 21 November 1984 – 28 January 1985, illustrated

Literature

Patrick McCaughey, The Great Decades of Australian Art: Selected Masterpieces from the J.G.L. Collection, National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne, 1984, p. 48 (illustrated)

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