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    Sale 12303

    Modern British & Irish Art

    17 March 2016, London, South Kensington

  • Lot 4

    Austin Osman Spare (1886-1956)

    Austin Spare and Witch

    Price Realised  

    Estimate

    Austin Osman Spare (1886-1956)
    Austin Spare and Witch
    signed, inscribed and dated 'Austin Spare and Witch 1947/by Austin Osman Spare' (on the backboard)
    pencil and watercolour
    8 ½ x 12 ¼ in. (21.6 x 31.1 cm.)


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    Special Notice

    Artist's Resale Right ("Droit de Suite"). Artist's Resale Right Regulations 2006 apply to this lot, the buyer agrees to pay us an amount equal to the resale royalty provided for in those Regulations, and we undertake to the buyer to pay such amount to the artist's collection agent.


    Provenance

    Purchased by Mrs Atherton Powys at the 1947 exhibition.


    Pre-Lot Text

    PROPERTY FROM THE ESTATE OF ROBERT TAYLOR AGASUCCI


    Exhibited

    London, Archer Gallery, Exhibition of Paintings by Austin Osman Spare Including Over One Hundred and Fifty New Studies in Psycho - Physiognomy With an Admixture of Spivs, Ghosts, Hoboes, Layabouts, Fiddlers and Others, November 1947, no. 51, as 'Youthful self and Witch'.