Recent Work.London, Marlborough Fine Art Ltd, 1968 Stock Code: 138200
NotesFirst edition, first impression, presentation copy inscribed "Dear Binky, You missed it and I missed you. Are you angry about the vanishing act? 'I went see a man about a dog'... A Borzoi in fact that looked like you. Lots of Love, Lucian" to title page, with the address "227 Gloucester Terrace W.2 (Until Friday)" penned above.
The recipient, Hugh "Binky" Beaumont (1908-1973) was one of the most successful and influential manager-producers in the West End in the mid-20th century.
The catalogue was produced to accompany the exhibition of his works at the Marlborough Fine Art gallery in April 1968. A lovely presentation copy with a great association, bringing together two influential figures of that time.
Quarto, pp. 16. Original brown pictorial laminated wrappers, titles in white to covers, blue printed pastedowns.
17 monochrome reproductions of 15 of Freud's paintings on 14 pp.
A touch rubbed, else a fine copy.
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