John Banting (1902-1972):
Seven Figured Exercise, 1940s
Framed (ref: 8)
Oil on board, 16 x 18 in. (40.7 x 45.7 cm.)
Provenance: sold at Christie's, Lot 302, 7 March 1986; private collection, Spain
Banting is one of the few British painters whose oeuvre was consistently involved with the ideas and language of Surrealism. In 1936, he contributed pictures to the International Surrealism Exhibition in London. Musical subjects were a constant source of inspiration for him (see Negro Guitarist, 1935, Tate PO7007).