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Lot 112

Claude Venard, French 1913-1999 - La Mer, c.1959; oil on canvas, signed lower right 'C. Venard',...

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Lot 112

Claude Venard, 
French 1913-1999 - 
La Mer, c.1959; 
oil on canvas, signed lower right 'C. Venard',...

Price Realised: £16,900

Estimate: £10,000 - £15,000

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

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Lot 112

Description

Claude Venard, 
French 1913-1999 - 

La Mer, c.1959; 

oil on canvas, signed lower right 'C. Venard', 100.4 x 120 cm (unframed) (ARR) 

Provenance: 
Walter Goetz (1911-1995); 
Penguin Art Collection, card index no.9, purchased from the above in April 1959 (according to the label attached to the reverse of the frame); 
Sir Allen Lane (1902-1970); 
Sotheby's, London, 20th Century Fine Art, 20th October 1999, lot 608; 
private collection, purchased from the above  

Note: 
this is a characteristic work by the artist from the 1950s, demonstrating his fluid, expressive style and bold use of colour. Venard would work largely with a palette knife, to make these iconic images, highly indicative of the era. 

This work has a particularly interesting provenance, owned first by Walter Goetz and later Sir Allen Lane. Goetz was a German artist, illustrator and cartoonist, who lived and worked in Britain in the Post-War era. He also worked as an agent for a number of artists including Venard and John Piper. Goetz also orchestrated the gifting of a major work from the 1950s by Venard to the Tate collection. Sir Allen Lane founded Penguin Books in 1935 with his brothers. 

Claude Venard was a highly celebrated artist having featured in exhibitions around the world since 1935. He held numerous successful one man shows around the word including at Galerie Romanet-Vercel and Bernheim-Jeune, Romanet Gallery in Paris, Vercel Gallery in New York and Lefevre Gallery and Arthur Tooth & Sons in London. 

Examples of Venard's work are held in the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York, the Musee d'Art Moderne in Paris and the Tokyo Museum.

Buyer's Premium

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
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.
(ARR) - ARTIST'S RESALE RIGHT

Qualifying living artists and the descendants of artists deceased within the last 70 years are entitled to receive a re-sale royalty each time their work is bought through an auction house or art market professional.

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.

Export of goods

Buyers intending to export goods should ascertain whether an export licence is required before bidding. Export licences are issued by Arts Council England and application forms can be obtained from its Export Licensing Unit. Details can be found on the ACE website www.artscouncil.org.uk or by phoning ACE on 020 7973 5188. The need for import licences varies from country to country and you should acquaint yourself with all relevant local requirements and provisions before bidding. The refusal of any such licences shall not permit the cancelling of any sale nor allow any delay in making full payment for the lot.

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