Bill Jacklin's 'Cherry Tree with Dog, Great Lawn' | Modern and Contemporary Art Auction Highlights

Bill Jacklin's 'Cherry Tree with Dog, Great Lawn' | Modern and Contemporary Art Auction Highlights

Bill Jacklin's 'Cherry Tree with Dog, Great Lawn' | Modern and Contemporary Art Auction Highlights

On 22 October, we have our Modern and Contemporary Art auction. A highlight is this oil on canvas by British artist Bill Jacklin, titled 'Cherry Tree with Dog, Great Lawn'.

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Cherry Tree with Dog, Great Lawn

The work depicts the iconic Great Lawn in Central Park, New York where Bill Jacklin lives and works. It is a sublime example of his pre-occupation with the interplay between light, shadow, and movement. His flowing, almost dreamlike figures, so reminiscent of Seurat’s pointillist compositions from over a century before, endow the work with a timeless quality. The artist captures a moment in time, the blurred figures suspended momentarily, the artist an unseen observer capturing the moment.

In her essay from 1999, Phoebe Hoban described Jacklin as: "obsessed with the choreography of the moment; its blurred geometry of motion, its fleeting waltz of time".

The scale of the canvas serves to envelop the viewer in the scene, inviting us to immerse ourselves for a moment in their world.

AUCTION DETAILS
Thursday 22 October | 10.30am
Donnington Priory, Newbury, Berkshire RG14 2JE

This is an online auction with auctioneer.

VIEWING:

  • Our specialists will be providing detailed conditions reports and additional images as requested.
  • Our Remote Viewing Service also allows you to preview the auction from the comfort of your own home at a time convenient to you | Find out more
  • Viewing will be by appointment and in accordance with Covid-19 regulations.  
    • Monday 19 October: 10am-5pm
    • Tuesday 20 October: 10am-5pm
    • Wednesday 21 October: 10am-5pm
    • There is no viewing on the day of the auction. 

      To book a viewing appointment: +44 (0) 1635 553 553 | info@dreweatts.com

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