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    Sale 5438

    The Sunday Sale

    30 November 2008, London, South Kensington

  • Lot 183

    DUNCAN GRANT (SCOTTISH, 1885-1978)

    Price Realised  


    DUNCAN GRANT (SCOTTISH, 1885-1978)
    Towards the Mediterranean, Cassis
    signed and dated 'D. Grant /.28' (lower left)
    pencil and pastel
    18¼ x 23½ in. (46.4 x 60 cm.)

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    In 1928 Duncan Grant began frequent visits to his and Vanessa Bell's rented house, La Bergre, at Fontcreuse, just north of the port of Cassis on the French Mediterranean coast. Grant painted the view from his upper studio window and from the terrace below, which looked across the fields and vineyards to the sea. A group of patels from 1928 is notable for inventive colour and fluent calligraphic handling. A pastel of the same size and date of nearby trees and farm buildings, is in the Whitworth Art Gallery, Manchester, and the same view as the present work can be seen in his well-known painting Window, South of France (Manchester City Art Galleries).

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    Christie's London, March 1961, lot 89.