29th Oct, 2019 12:00 EST

Modern & Contemporary Art

 
  Lot 44
 
Lot 44 - John Minton (British, 1917-1957)

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John Minton (British, 1917-1957)
La Baignade

Signed, dated 1946 and dedicated 'to George Dix' bottom left, inscribed 'Fournier / The Wanderer / Part III. Chap I. / La Baignade' verso, ink on paper.
5 5/8 x 8 in. (14.3 x 20.3cm)

Provenance: The Artist.
George Dix, New York, New York (acquired directly from the above).
By family descent.
Private Collection, Charlottesville, Virginia.

note:
A major figure in the neo-Romantic movement of the 1940s and 50s, English painter John Minton was also an abundantly gifted graphic artist and prolific illustrator. His commissions spanned book illustration, dust-jacket design, illustrations for magazines and journals, advertising, commercial posters for film, wallpapers, and theatre design. Notable projects include illustrations for food writer Elizabeth David's French Country Cooking, Robert Louis Stevenson's Treasure Island, Alan Ross's Time Was Away, and Kay Dick's An Affair of Love. The present drawing is an illustration for Alain-Fournier's "The Wanderer," part III, chapter I.

Sold for $5,938
Estimated at $1,000 - $2,000


 

Signed, dated 1946 and dedicated 'to George Dix' bottom left, inscribed 'Fournier / The Wanderer / Part III. Chap I. / La Baignade' verso, ink on paper.
5 5/8 x 8 in. (14.3 x 20.3cm)

Provenance: The Artist.
George Dix, New York, New York (acquired directly from the above).
By family descent.
Private Collection, Charlottesville, Virginia.

note:
A major figure in the neo-Romantic movement of the 1940s and 50s, English painter John Minton was also an abundantly gifted graphic artist and prolific illustrator. His commissions spanned book illustration, dust-jacket design, illustrations for magazines and journals, advertising, commercial posters for film, wallpapers, and theatre design. Notable projects include illustrations for food writer Elizabeth David's French Country Cooking, Robert Louis Stevenson's Treasure Island, Alan Ross's Time Was Away, and Kay Dick's An Affair of Love. The present drawing is an illustration for Alain-Fournier's "The Wanderer," part III, chapter I.

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