[§] ROGER HILTON C.B.E. (BRITISH, 1911-1975)
FIGURE - 1972
signed (to reverse), oil on canvas
91.5cm x 76cm (36in x 30in)
Estimate £60,000-80,000 + fees

Private Collection, London;
The Art Centre, London;
The Harriman Judd Collection, Los Angeles.

The Tate Gallery, London

David Brown, St. Ives 1939-64, Tate Publishing, London, 1985, p. 216, n. 218.

Catalogue Note:
This is one of Hilton's last oil paintings, as he preferred to work in gouache during the last years of his life. It is related to a series of figure paintings the artist produced in the 1960s and early 1970s, the most famous being Oi Yoi Yoi, 1963 (Tate Britain). In these works the artist successfully bridges the gap between abstraction and figuration.