Provenance: Sir Denys and Lady Lasdun at the 1962 exhibition (eminent English Modernist architect noted for the Royal National Theatre on the South Bank).
Exhibited: London, Whitechapel Gallery, Keith Vaughan Retrospective Exhibition, March - April 1962, no. 304.
Algerian is a major work by Vaughan and Gerald Hastings comments: “The figure has been processed and formalised, reduced and distilled into a series of geometric, interlocking shapes and resolved into a harmonised arrangement. Perhaps Vaughan’s greatest accomplishment, evident in the present work, was to fuse together, in a single arrangement, both figurative and abstract qualities. His finest paintings possess similar qualities of both observation and a formulaic conception”.