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    Sale 5438

    The Sunday Sale

    30 November 2008, London, South Kensington

  • Lot 184

    DUNCAN GRANT (SCOTTISH, 1885-1978)

    Price Realised  

    DUNCAN GRANT (SCOTTISH, 1885-1978)
    Male nude with a guitar
    signed 'd Grant.' (lower right)
    charcoal coloured chalk and gouache
    29¼ x 19¼ in. (74.5 x 49 cm.)


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    In the early 1930s Grant drew nude male and female models in charcoal and pastel in a burst of renewed attention to the figure. Such studies culminated in his big, figurative mural decorations for the RMS Queen Mary liner. This male model is probably Tony Asserati who (without the guitar) is seen in a similar standing pose in a painting now in the studio at Charleston.

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    Provenance

    Michael Renshaw, Esq.