October 27, 2016, 1:30 PM EST
New York, NY, USALive Auction
Lot 135: TOM PURVIS (1888-1959). FELIXSTOWE. 1932. 39x49 inches, 100x125 cm. S.C. Allen & Company Ltd., London.(42 views)
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TOM PURVIS (1888-1959) FELIXSTOWE. 1932.
39 1/2x49 1/4 inches, 100 1/4x125 cm. S.C. Allen & Company Ltd., London.
Condition B+: light water stains in bottom margin and lower corners; minor repaired tears, creases and abrasions along vertical and horizontal folds. Framed.
Purvis' posters run the gamut from traditional landscapes to people engaged in a variety of activities, primarily involving beach scenes. "The three-dimensionality of his work is quite astonishing when one considers that it is often comprised entirely of only flat shapes" (Purvis p. 41). Furness vol. 4, p. 5.