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    Sale 7586

    West ~ East - The Niall Hobhouse Collection

    22 May 2008, London, King Street

  • Lot 271

    Sir Frank Brangwyn, R.A. (1857-1956)

    'Frank Brangwyn and the picture dealer'

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    This lot is offered without a reserve

    Sir Frank Brangwyn, R.A. (1857-1956)
    'Frank Brangwyn and the picture dealer'
    inscribed 'F.B and the picture dealer' (lower centre) and inscribed again 'Your gift to Walhamstow' (upper right) and further inscribed 'Count de Belleroch. Coll.' (lower right, partly overmounted)
    pencil, brush and blue/grey ink
    8¾ x 8 1/8 in. (22.2 x 20.7 cm.)

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    The inscription indicates that the picture was in the collection of Count William de Belleroch, the eccentric American who liked to dress as King Henry VIII and who lived at New Place Manor, Pulborough, West Sussex in the 1960s.

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    Count de Belleroch Collection (1864-1944) (according to the inscription).

    Saleroom Notice

    Please note that the provenance should read William de Belleroche.
    The picture dates from circa 1948 and is illustrated in Belleroche's, Brangwyyn's Pilgrimage, p. 241.