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    Sale 7561

    Simon Sainsbury The Creation of an English Arcadia

    18 June 2008, London, King Street

  • Lot 354

    A CARVED STONE FRAGMENTED HEAD

    POSSIBLY CELTIC

    Price Realised  

    Estimate

    A CARVED STONE FRAGMENTED HEAD
    POSSIBLY CELTIC
    Now mounted on a modern square ebonised wood base
    11 in. (28 cm.) high; 16 in. (41 cm.) high overall


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    After a successful career in the Antiquities and Impressionist Picture departments at Sotheby's, Bruce Chatwin established himself as a travel writer. His passion for travelling escalated during his twenties after a visit to Sudan, where he became fascinated with nomads and in some respects adopted their way of life. Chatwin launched his literary career by working as a journalist for the Sunday Times Magazine. He went on to write a number of books based on his travels, including 'In Patagonia' which won the 1977 Hawthornden prize and the E.M. Forster award. He wrote countless other highly regarded travel books up until his death in 1989.

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    Provenance

    Bruce Chatwin.