Tea-Leaves Overboard
Artwork: Tea-Leaves Overboard
Size: 56 x 75 cm
Medium: Ink, watercolour and gouache
Creation year: 1932
Marks: Signed and dated 'Ed 32 Burra.' (lower left)
Category: Drawings
Provenance: With Redfern Gallery, London as ‘The Harbour’, where purchased by Wilfred A. Evill, January 1943, by whom bequeathed to Honor Frost in 1963; The Evill/Frost Collection sale; Sotheby’s London, 15 June 2011, lot 30, where purchased by the present owner
Exhibition history: London, Leicester Galleries, (1) Tissue Pictures by Beldy (2) Pictures by Edward J Burra, May - June 1932, no. 60; London, British Institute of Adult Education, as ‘Harbour Scene’, catalogue not traced; London, Leicester Galleries; A Selection of Pictures from the Collection of Wilfred A. Evill, October 1952, no. 37, as ‘The Harbour’. London, The Home of Wilfred A. Evill, Contemporary Art Society, Pictures, Drawings, Watercolours and Sculpture, April - May 1961, no. 3, as ‘Harbour Scene’; Brighton, City Art Gallery, The Wilfred Evill Memorial Exhibition, 1965, no. 14, as ‘Harbour Scene’. Chichester, Pallant House Gallery, Edward Burra; October 2011 - February 2012, no. 135; this exhibition travelled to Nottingham, Djanogly Art Gallery, Lakeside Arts Centre, University of Nottingham, March - May 2012

Christie's London

Date: 2016-11-23
Lot Number: 14
Low Estimate: $626150 [-9%]
High Estimate: $1001840 [-43%]
Hammer Price: $563535
Sold For: $682504