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3 April 2019

Modern and Contemporary Art

Lot 205

Terry Frost (British 1915-2003), Lorca

Estimate £6000 - £8000 + fees

Terry Frost (British 1915-2003)


The complete portfolio, 1989

Comprising: 11 etchings printed in colours, some with hand-colouring, with 11 poems by Federico García Lorca, each print signed in pencil and numbered 43/75, also signed and numbered on the frontispiece, held in original Solander box

Overall 61.5 x 42cm (24 x 16½ in.) (11)


Austin Desmond Fine Art, London

Acquired from the above by the present owner

Sir Terry Frost has become renowned for his geometric abstractions and patterns of interlined shapes based on the observation of nature. In 1941, Frost met painter Adrian Heath in a prisoner of war camp. His relationship with Heath prospered and it was he who encouraged Frost to go to St Ives and paint. On his return, Frost moved to St Ives alongside studying at Camberwell School of Art between 1947-50. This portfolio of etchings was made to accompany an anthology of poems by Spanish poet Federico García Lorca(1898-1936). Frost described Lorca's poetry as 'simple', 'direct' and 'full of colour'.