Leon Kossoff

British, b. 1926

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Leon Kossoff is one of Britain’s greatest living artists, best known for his impastoed figurative and cityscape paintings and his heavy emphasis on drawing, both as a medium itself and as an intrinsic part of his painting process. Alongside his …

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Head of George Thompson, 1975
Sold on Jul 2, 2021
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oil on board
45.72 x 61.91 cm
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Jul 2, 2021
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LEON KOSSOFF (1926-2019) oil on board 24 3/8 x 18 ¼in. (62 x 46.5cm.) Painted in 1975
Head of George Thompson, 1975
oil on board
Jul 2, 2021
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45.72 x 61.91 cm
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Jul 2, 2021
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LEON KOSSOFF (1926-2019) oil on board 24 3/8 x 18 ¼in. (62 x 46.5cm.) Painted in 1975
School Building, Willesden, Winter, 1981
Sold on Jun 29, 2021
£486,900
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Painting
oil on board
175.5 x 137.0 cm
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£486,900
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Jun 29, 2021
Sotheby's
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Property from a Private Collection, London signed KOSSOFF (lower left) and dated DEC 81 (lower right) oil on board unframed: 137 by 175.5cm.; 54 by 69in. Executed in December 1981. Andrea Rose is preparing the forthcoming catalogue raisonné of the Artist's oil paintings, which will be published by Modern Art Press in September 2021. The present work will be included as no. 245.
School Building, Willesden, Winter, 1981
oil on board
Jun 29, 2021
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£486,900
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175.5 x 137.0 cm
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Jun 29, 2021
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£486,900
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Property from a Private Collection, London signed KOSSOFF (lower left) and dated DEC 81 (lower right) oil on board unframed: 137 by 175.5cm.; 54 by 69in. Executed in December 1981. Andrea Rose is preparing the forthcoming catalogue raisonné of the Artist's oil paintings, which will be published by Modern Art Press in September 2021. The present work will be included as no. 245.
Dalston Junction No.1, 1973
Sold on Jun 23, 2021
£163,800
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Painting
oil on canvas
51.0 x 35.5 cm
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£163,800
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Jun 23, 2021
Sotheby's
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Property from the Collection of the late John and Ann Kay oil on canvas unframed: 35.5 by 51cm.; 14 by 20in. framed: 56.5 by 72.5cm.; 22¼ by 28½in. Executed in June 1973. Andrea Rose is preparing the forthcoming catalogue raisonné of the Artist's oil paintings, which will be published by Modern Art Press in September 2021. The present work will be included as no. 157.
Dalston Junction No.1, 1973
oil on canvas
Jun 23, 2021
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£163,800
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Painting
51.0 x 35.5 cm
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Jun 23, 2021
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£163,800
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Property from the Collection of the late John and Ann Kay oil on canvas unframed: 35.5 by 51cm.; 14 by 20in. framed: 56.5 by 72.5cm.; 22¼ by 28½in. Executed in June 1973. Andrea Rose is preparing the forthcoming catalogue raisonné of the Artist's oil paintings, which will be published by Modern Art Press in September 2021. The present work will be included as no. 157.
Partly Demolished Warehouse, St. Katharine Dock, London, Spring 1973, 1973
Sold on Jun 23, 2021
£37,800
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Work on Paper
charcoal on paper
95.0 x 76.0 cm
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£37,800
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Jun 23, 2021
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Property from the Collection of the late John and Ann Kay charcoal on paper unframed: 76 by 95cm.; 30 by 37½in. framed: 82 by 101.5cm.; 32¼ by 40in. Executed in 1973.
Partly Demolished Warehouse, St. Katharine Dock, London, Spring 1973, 1973
charcoal on paper
Jun 23, 2021
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£37,800
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95.0 x 76.0 cm
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Jun 23, 2021
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£37,800
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Property from the Collection of the late John and Ann Kay charcoal on paper unframed: 76 by 95cm.; 30 by 37½in. framed: 82 by 101.5cm.; 32¼ by 40in. Executed in 1973.
Inside Kilburn Underground Booking Hall Summer, 1, 1983
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charcoal on paper
75.0 x 57.0 cm
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Jun 23, 2021
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charcoal on paper unframed: 57 by 75cm.; 22½ by 29½in. framed: 77.5 by 95cm.; 30½ by 37½in. Executed in 1983.
Inside Kilburn Underground Booking Hall Summer, 1, 1983
charcoal on paper
Jun 23, 2021
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75.0 x 57.0 cm
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Jun 23, 2021
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charcoal on paper unframed: 57 by 75cm.; 22½ by 29½in. framed: 77.5 by 95cm.; 30½ by 37½in. Executed in 1983.
Here Comes The Diesel, Early Summer, 1987
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oil on board
137.8 cm
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Mar 23, 2021
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LEON KOSSOFF (1926-2019) oil on board 54 ¼ x 48in. (137.5 x 122cm.) Painted in 1987
Here Comes The Diesel, Early Summer, 1987
oil on board
Mar 23, 2021
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137.8 cm
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Mar 23, 2021
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LEON KOSSOFF (1926-2019) oil on board 54 ¼ x 48in. (137.5 x 122cm.) Painted in 1987
Children's Swimming Pool, 1970
Sold on Mar 2, 2021
£20,000
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felt-tip pen on paper
66.0 x 59.4 cm
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£20,000
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Mar 2, 2021
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LEON KOSSOFF (1926-2019) felt-tip pen on paper 23 3/8 x 26 in. (59.4 x 66 cm.) Executed circa 1970-72.
Children's Swimming Pool, 1970
felt-tip pen on paper
Mar 2, 2021
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£20,000
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66.0 x 59.4 cm
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Mar 2, 2021
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£20,000
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LEON KOSSOFF (1926-2019) felt-tip pen on paper 23 3/8 x 26 in. (59.4 x 66 cm.) Executed circa 1970-72.
Seated Nude, 1990
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charcoal and coloured chalk on paper
57.2 x 75.6 cm
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Mar 2, 2021
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LEON KOSSOFF (1926-2019) charcoal and coloured chalk on paper 29 ¾ x 22 ½ in. (75.6 x 57.2 cm.) Executed in the mid-1990s.
Seated Nude, 1990
charcoal and coloured chalk on paper
Mar 2, 2021
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57.2 x 75.6 cm
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Mar 2, 2021
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LEON KOSSOFF (1926-2019) charcoal and coloured chalk on paper 29 ¾ x 22 ½ in. (75.6 x 57.2 cm.) Executed in the mid-1990s.
Head of Frank Auerbach, 1956
Sold on Mar 1, 2021
£125,000
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oil on board
15.3 x 19.0 cm
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£125,000
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Mar 1, 2021
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LEON KOSSOFF (1926-2019) oil on board 7 ½ x 6 in. (19 x 15.3 cm.) Painted in 1956.
Head of Frank Auerbach, 1956
oil on board
Mar 1, 2021
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£125,000
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15.3 x 19.0 cm
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Mar 1, 2021
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£125,000
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LEON KOSSOFF (1926-2019) oil on board 7 ½ x 6 in. (19 x 15.3 cm.) Painted in 1956.
Landscape with Calm No. 2, 1999
Sold on Dec 11, 2020
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charcoal and pastel on paper
75.5 x 56.5 cm
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Dec 11, 2020
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charcoal and pastel on paper Sheet: 22¼ by 29¾ in. (56.5 by 75.5 cm.) Framed: 25⅛ by 33 in. (63.8 by 83.8 cm.) Executed in 1999.
Landscape with Calm No. 2, 1999
charcoal and pastel on paper
Dec 11, 2020
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75.5 x 56.5 cm
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Dec 11, 2020
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charcoal and pastel on paper Sheet: 22¼ by 29¾ in. (56.5 by 75.5 cm.) Framed: 25⅛ by 33 in. (63.8 by 83.8 cm.) Executed in 1999.