Foliate Head 2 (1987)

JOHN PIPER CH (1903 - 1992)

Pen and ink, ink and gouache on paper; signed and dated 'John Piper/14/1/87' (lower right), titled 'Foliate Head: 2' (lower centre)
In period frame

49.5cm x 39.5cm in the frame


John Egerton Christmas Piper was one of the most versatile and significant English artists of the last century, a master of mediums including painting in oil and watercolour, theatrical design, book illustration, stained glass and tapestry. His oeuvre – including most notably his depictions as a WW2 war artist of Blitz-ravaged buildings – Coventry Cathedral most famously – provides a uniquely important and affecting view of mid-century England and made him one of the most collectable artists of the post-war period.

John Piper’s work has been offered at auction multiple times, record price being 779,176 USD for Painting sold at Christie’s London in 2013.

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