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Lot 32

Roger Mühl, French 1929-2008-   'Marine', 1963;   oil on canvas, signed '

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Lot 32

Roger Mühl,
French 1929-2008-
'Marine', 1963;
oil on canvas, signed '

Price Realised: £6,500

Estimate: £1,200 - £1,800

Price realised is hammer price plus fees (30% Buyers Premium inclusive of VAT).

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Lot 32


Roger Mühl,
French 1929-2008-


'Marine', 1963;


oil on canvas, signed 'Mühl' lower right, 65x54cm (ARR)



Arthur Tooth & Sons Ltd. London;



Arthur Tooth & Sons Ltd. London, 'Roger Mühl, Recent Paintings and Watercolours' 28th June to 16th July 1966 no.31;



Arthur Tooth & Sons Ltd. London, 'Roger Mühl, recent Paintings and Watercolours' 28th June to 16th July 1966 (illustrated in colour on the front cover) (A copy of this catalogue accompanies this lot);


Note: The present piece is instantly recognisable as a work by the 20th-century French painter Roger Muhl. The colour palette in this work is typical of the light, bright shades regularly employed by the artist, evoking the bright sunlight and blue skies of his southern French surroundings. Like artists such as Paul Cézanne and Vincent van Gogh, Muhl repeatedly returned to this subject-matter, clearly strongly inspired by the light and atmosphere of the South of France. In this present work, as in much of his output, Muhl generously applies pigment in geometric forms which are striking in their simplicity, recalling the gentle movement of boats in a marina, and the immediate sensory experience of such a view, in a manner which gestures towards the approach of his Impressionist forebears.




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The buyer shall pay the hammer price together with a premium thereon of 26% up to £20,000 (31.2% inclusive of VAT), 25% from £20,001 - £500,000 (30% inclusive of VAT), 20% from £500,001 thereafter (24% inclusive of VAT). The premium price is subject to VAT at the standard rate.

VAT is not charged on the hammer price unless it is stated that there is 'VAT applicable on the hammer price at the end of the description. Buyer's premium is subject to VAT.

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It applies to lots with hammer value over £1,000 as follows:
0 to £50,000 - 4%
£50,000.01 to £200,000 - 3%
£200,000.01 to £350,000 - 1%
£350,000.01 to £500,000 - 0.5%
Exceeding £500,000 - 0.25%
ARR is capped at £12,500

Please note ARR is calculated in euros. Auctioneers will apply current exchange rates.

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