• Christies auction house James Christie logo

    Sale 12034

    Christie's Interiors

    16 March 2016, London, South Kensington

  • Lot 384

    Percy Wyndham Lewis (Amherst 1882-1957 London)

    Miss Edith Evans

    Price Realised  

    Estimate

    Percy Wyndham Lewis (Amherst 1882-1957 London)
    Miss Edith Evans
    signed, inscribed and dated 'Wyndham Lewis 1932/Miss Edith Evans' (lower right)
    pencil and watercolour on paper
    13 ½ x 9 3/8 in. (34.3 x 23.8 cm.)


    Contact Client Service
    • info@christies.com

    • New York +1 212 636 2000

    • London +44 (0)20 7839 9060

    • Hong Kong +852 2760 1766

    • Shanghai +86 21 6355 1766

    Contact the department

    The present drawing is a study for the portrait of Miss Edith Evans which Wyndham Lewis included in his portfolio of drawings, Thirty Personalities and a Self Portrait, exhibited at the Lefevre Galleries, London in October 1932.

    Special Notice

    Artist's Resale Right ("Droit de Suite"). Artist's Resale Right Regulations 2006 apply to this lot, the buyer agrees to pay us an amount equal to the resale royalty provided for in those Regulations, and we undertake to the buyer to pay such amount to the artist's collection agent.


    Provenance

    Mr and Mrs David Marshall.
    Anonymous sale; Phillips, London, 21 November 2000, lot 71.
    with Piccadilly Gallery, London, where purchased by the present owner in 2002.


    Literature

    M. Parrish, Flower of Cities - A Book of London Studies and Sketches by 22 Authors, London, 1949, p. 274, illustrated.
    W. Michel, Wyndham Lewis: Paintings and Drawings, Berkeley and Los Angeles, 1971, p. 347, no. 753.


    Exhibited

    London, Redfern Gallery, Wyndham Lewis, May 1949, no. 54, as 'Dame Edith Evans'.