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    Sale 5902

    Christie's Interiors

    17 March 2009, London, South Kensington

  • Lot 187

    Mary Ellen Best (1809-1891)

    A woman paring apples

    Price Realised  

    Estimate

    Mary Ellen Best (1809-1891)
    A woman paring apples
    inscribed 'No 1. Girl paring Apples/(drawn by) Miss Bes/York' (on the backboard)
    pencil and watercolour
    8 5/8 x 11¼ in. (21.9 x 28.6 cm.)


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    Literature

    Caroline Davidson, The world of Mary Ellen Best, Chatto & Windus, 1985, p.55.


    Exhibited

    Northern Academy of Arts, Newcastle, August 1831.