Gorse Sprig
Artwork: Gorse Sprig
Size: 45.8 x 30.5 cm
Medium: Conte pencil and crayon on ingres paper
Creation year: 1944
Marks: Signed and dated 'Lucian Freud 44' (lower right)
Category: Drawings
Provenance: Fritz Hess, London; Anon. sale, Sotheby's London,12 November 1975, lot 55; James Kirkman, London; Mary Glasgow C.B.E; Private Collection; Anon. sale, Sotheby's London, 15 February 2012, lot 37; Acquired at the previous sale by the present owner
Exhibition history: London, Lefevre Gallery, New Paintings and Drawings by Lucian Freud, Felix Kelly and Julian Trevelyan, 1944, no. 18; London, Hayward Gallery; Lucian Freud, 1974, no. 26 (illustrated, p. 44). This exhibition later travelled to Bristol, Bristol City Art Gallery; Birmingham, Birmingham City Museum and Art Gallery and Leeds, Leeds City Museum and Art Gallery; London, Hayward Gallery, Lucian Freud Works on Paper, 1988-1989, p. 122, no. 17 (illustrated in colour, p. 41). This exhibition later travelled to Oxford, Ashmolean Museum; Edinburgh, The Fruitmarket Gallery; Hull Ferens Art Gallery; Liverpool, Walker Art Gallery; Exeter, Royal Albert Memorial Museum; San Francisco, The Fine Arts Museum; Minneapolis, Minneapolis Institute of Art; New York, Brooke Alexander Gallery; Cleveland, Cleveland Museum of Art and Saint Louis, The Saint Louis Art Museum; Rome, Palazzo Ruspoli, Lucian Freud: Dipinti e opere su carta 1940-1991, 1991-1992, p. 110, no. 53 (illustrated in colour, p. 80). This exhibition later travelled to Milan, Castello Sforzesco and Liverpool, Tate Gallery; Tochiyi, Prefectural Museum of Fine Arts, Lucian Freud, 1992-1993, p. 89, no. 42 (illustrated in colour, p. 61). This exhibition later travelled to Nishinomiya, Otani Memorial Art Museum; Tokyo, Steagaya Art Museum; Sydney, Art Gallery of New South Wales and Perth, Art Gallery of Western Australia; New York, Robert Miller Gallery, Lucian Freud: Early Works, 1993-1994, p. 51; London, Hazlitt Holland-Hibbert, Lucian Freud: Early Works 1940-58, 2008, p. 18, no. 6 (illustrated in colour, unpaged)

Christie's London

Date: 2017-03-07
Lot Number: 26