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Algernon Newton (1880 - 1968)

Lot 39: ALGERNON CECIL NEWTON R.A. (1880-1968) The Hedgerow signed with monogra

Bonhams 3

June 13, 2018
London, United Kingdom

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ALGERNON CECIL NEWTON R.A. (1880-1968) The Hedgerow signed with monogram (lower left); further signed and inscribed ‘Algernon Newton RA/Royal Academy Summer Exhibition’ (on the canvas overlap) oil on canvas 40.7 x 61 cm. (16 x 24 in.) Painted in 1966-7

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Provenance Cliff Michelmore, acquired from the Royal Academy Summer Exhibition, 1967 Thence by family descent Private Collection, U.K. Exhibited London, Royal Academy Summer Exhibition, 1967, cat.no.724 Cliff Michelmore (1919-2016) was a trailblazing television presenter best known for hosting the Tonight program from 1957 until 1965. This daily primetime current affairs show attracted eight million viewers at its peak, and with this Michelmore became one of the nation’s most familiar faces. Michelmore was the figure through which the nation witnessed pivotal historical events such as the Moon landing and assassination of John F. Kennedy and he also introduced the world to a young David Bowie in his first ever television performance. We are grateful to Nicholas Newton for his assistance in cataloguing this lot. 88

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