Re. an early drawing, pen and black ink and wash (12 x 18 1/2), signed & dated 'Minton 1939'(probably executed between February and August 1939 - see below), variously described in sale auctions as 'design for a stage set' - Sotheby's 3/3/1999 and 'The Desolate Stage; 1939' - Bonhams, Knightsbridge 2/6/2015. It seems to have acquire the latter title with Abbott & Holder. Prior to its sale in 1999 it was the property of Mrs Ernest Cooper.
With Abbot & Holder Bonhams Knightsbridge, lot 74 June 2 2015
John Minton - A Centenary, Pallant House Gallery, Chichester, July 1 - October 1 2017 The Catalogue, Fig. 7 page 15, illustrated in colour.