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[DURRELL, Lawrence; as] EPFS, Oscar (pseud.)

Original oil painting, “Paysage méditerranéen, port avec barques”.

Published: Paris, 1970

Stock code: 42909

Price: £3,250

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One of the forty or so paintings exhibited in Paris at the Librairie Marthe Nochy in 1970. Durrell mounted this exhibition as a vehicle for one of his many alter egos, Oscar Epfs. In terms of pure commerce it was something of a failure: a mere handful of the works were sold. But Durrell apparently revelled in the failure. He was however quite serious about his painting, following Miller in the pursuit, and continued making pictures until his death. This present example is one of very few large-scale oils by him and certainly one of the most accomplished of the paintings we have seen.

Oil on board. 74 51 cm. Framed. Signed as Epfs and dated. Some minor warping to the board but in excellent condition.

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