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Paul Feeley, Rafina II Greece, 1961

Paul Feeley


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Paul Feeley

Rafina II Greece, 1961

Watercolour on paper

Hand-signed by artist, Signed, titled and dated lower front

Framed  16 inches horizontal by 13.5 vertical by .75 inches
Work. 13.5 inches horizontal by 11 inches vertical 

In 1961, color field painter Paul Feeley created a series of watercolors - Rafina and Rafina I - inspired by the beautiful port town of Rafina Greece. The first watercolor Rafina I sold at Christies Post War and Contemporary Art sale in July, 2022 for US $15,120. (see comparable below). The present work, Rafina II, is a more powerful and impressive image. It bears the original Kasmin Limited, London label on the back so it has excellent provenance. Measurements of Rafina II are:
16 inches horizontal by 13.5 vertical by .75 inches
13.5 inches horizontal by 11 inches vertical

Below are the details of the comparable sale of Rafina I at Christie's:

Paul Feeley
Title Rafina, Greece
Description PAUL FEELEY (1910-1966)
Rafina, Greece
signed with the artist's initials, titled and dated 'PTF. RAFINA GREECE JUNE 61' (lower right); dated again 'JUNE 2' (on the reverse)
watercolor on paper
137⁄8 x 165⁄8 in. (35.2 x 42.2 cm.)
Painted in 1961.
Medium watercolor on paper
Year of Work 1961
Size Height 13.9 in.; Width 16.6 in. / Height 35.2 cm.; Width 42.2 cm.
Misc. Signed, Inscribed
Sale of Christie's Online: Wednesday, July 20, 2022 [Lot 00210]
First Open | Post-War & Contemporary Art
Sold For 15,120 USD Premium
Provenance Acquired by the late owner, 1961


Height:   16.00
Width:   13.50
Depth:   0.75