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    Sale 12303

    Modern British & Irish Art

    17 March 2016, London, South Kensington

  • Lot 1

    Austin Osman Spare (1888-1956)

    Portrait of Hannen Swaffer

    Price Realised  

    Estimate

    Austin Osman Spare (1888-1956)
    Portrait of Hannen Swaffer
    signed with initials 'AOS' (lower left), inscribed 'Hannen Swaffer' (lower right)
    pencil and crayon
    13 x 8 in. (33 x 20.3 cm.), unframed
    Executed circa 1944-45.


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    Hannen Swaffer (1879-1962), the English journalist and drama critic, was a friend and patron of Spare's throughout his life. When Spare died it was Swaffer who paid for his funeral.

    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

    Frank Letchford.
    with Caduceus Books, Hinckley, where purchased by the present owner, February 2001.


    Pre-Lot Text

    PROPERTY FROM THE ESTATE OF ROBERT TAYLOR AGASUCCI