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    Sale 7482

    Modern and Contemporary Australian Art Including Works by New Zealand and South African Artists

    12 December 2007, London, King Street

  • Lot 24

    Charles Edward Conder (1868-1909)

    An Orchard in Blossom

    Price Realised  


    Charles Edward Conder (1868-1909)
    An Orchard in Blossom
    watercolour on paper
    9½ x 13 3/8in. (24 x 34cm.)
    Painted circa 1901-05

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    Commander P.H.C. Pawson (grandson of Annie Lawson, Conder's sister-in-law) was told that the picture of the cherry trees in blossom in the orchard was inspired by an orchard near Newbury, Berkshire, which had belonged to his mother's family. Conder and Stella stayed regularly with the Lawsons at their family home, The Howe, Wallingford in the early 1900s.

    Conder had married Stella Maris Belford, a Canadian socialite and widow, in Paris in December 1901.

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    Mrs Herbert Lawson, sister of Stella Maris Conder, the artist's widow.
    Mrs Lawson's daughter, Mrs Helen Pawson.
    with Agnew & Sons, London.
    Private collection since 1981.

    Pre-Lot Text