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Lot 8 (The Scottish Contemporary Art Auction, 15th December 2019)

GARDEN FLOWERS, AN OIL BY JOHN BELLANY

Sold for £7,500


Condition report
Very good overall condition. No visible signs of damage or known issues.

 

* JOHN BELLANY CBE RA HRSA (SCOTTISH 1942 - 2013),
GARDEN FLOWERS
oil on canvas, signed
120cm x 90cm
Framed.
Note: After Bellany's 1988 life-saving liver transplant, his room at Addenbrooke's Hospital became full of flowers and plants sent by family, friends and loved ones. Bellany had escaped death and these flowers symbolized and celebrated ''life''. Bellany convalesced at Little Eversden, Cambridgeshire where he began a series of still life paintings, a subject which he'd never focused on before. This fine composition is a celebration of life, of family and of colour. Private Ayrshire collection.

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