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Study Of A Head – Letter To Michael Nelson

Lucian Freud-Study Of A Head – Letter To Michael Nelson-1941

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Artist:
Artwork:
Study Of A Head – Letter To Michael Nelson
Size:
47.5 x 39.1 cm
Medium :
recto, verso: ink and black chalk on paper
Creation Year:
1941
Marks
(i) Signed and inscribed 'My dear Michael, if i was a man of means i should send by return of post a lip a breast and a couple o’thighs. as it is i can only write you a note of sincere simpathies in a handwriting suggesting a child of 11 lacking in thyroid. would you appreciate it if i described to you in detail the colour pattern and texture of the tablecloth? i hope i shall see you very soon. do send me a copy of your paper! lots of love lucian (upper half); (ii) Signed and inscribed ’to m h n from lucian’ (upper left)
Category :
Drawing
Artwork Details :
Executed circa 1941-42
Provenance :
Michael Nelson, London; Peter Nahum Collection, London; Anon. sale, Lyon & Turnbull Edinburgh, 27 September 2008, lot 142; George Economou Collection, Athens; Anon. sale, Tajan Paris, 8 December 2015, lot 129; Acquired at the previous sale by the present owner
Exhibition History :
Athens, Municipal Gallery of Athens,The George Economou Collection, 2011.

Christie’s London

Date:
2017-09-15
Event :
Lot Number :
13
Low Estimate :
$26,075
High Estimate :
$39,112
Hammer Price :
Not sold