Marseille – pencil drawing

Richard Beer (1928-2017)

A large original drawing in pencil called Marseille, from Richard Beer’s own personal collection of works.  The work is unsigned but is dated March 12 am.

This was an in situ drawing where the artist captured the scene and later went on to reproduce it as an etching which we have listed separately. A charming work showing figures by a park on a chilly March day. The artist has annotated the colours in a couple of places.

We are selling the early pull hand coloured etching, as well as the final etching which was an editio nof just 10 separately on our site.  It is really fascinating  and quite rare to be able appreciate the ‘journey’ of the print, from its initial preparatory in situ drawing, to its hand coloured early ‘pull’ and then the final finished edition.

Beer spent many holidays travelling through southern Europe where he sketched, drew and painted landscapes, architecture and street scenes as inspiration for his etchings and paintings which he would complete on his return to his Primrose hill home and studio. 

Provenance: from the estate sale of the late Richard Beer 

Measurements: 39 x 65cm sheet size

Condition: Unframed, completed on two sheets with the bottom panel being seamlessly attached, there is a horizontal fold about a quarter of the way up from the bottom and pin holes in the top corners.

This work has now been sold