DESCRIPTION: For sale a gouache painting of a tiger by Harry Phelan Gibb. Tiger's were a popular subject for Phelan Gibb and a wash print is held in the V&A Collection. The tiger here is licking its paws, or something in them. Unusually for Phelan it is executed against black. and in a darker more naturalistic moment. The two ends of the animal - its tongue and its bushy tail are captured to give a real sense of the beast.
COUNTRY OF ORIGIN: UK
SIZE OF ARTWORK: 23 x 50 cm (9.1 x 19.7 inches)
FRAMED SIZE: 42 x 70 cm
MEDIUM: Gouache on paper (sealed frame, unexamined)
DATE: First half of the twentieth century.
PROVENANCE: From the collection of Lucy Wertheim (1882-1971), from her estate / her family by descent and resold by Sworders Fine Art. Wertheim established her first gallery in Mayfair, working with young artists such as Henry Moore, Sir Cedric Morris and Christopher Wood.
CONDITION: Picture Excellent.