8 May 2008,
London, King Street
Price realised GBP 10,000
Estimate GBP 7,000 - GBP 10,000
Harry Kernoff, R.H.A. (1900-1974)
signed and dated 'KERNOFF 34' (lower left)
15¼ x 11¾ in. (38.7 x 29.8 cm.)
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Sold with a copy of a letter from the artist to the present owner, discussing the present lot ' ... Enclosed pastel of W.B. Yeats, I drew from a sitting in 1934 in my studio, I cannot find the exact date. I used to meet him in the stalls and pit of the old Abbey Theatre. We were casual acquaintances...'.
No VAT will be charged on the hammer price, but VAT at 15% will be added to the buyer's premium which is invoiced on a VAT inclusive basis.
Purchased directly from the artist by the present owner, 1966.