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    Sale 5425

    Pop Culture: Entertainment Memorabilia

    4 December 2008, London, South Kensington

  • Lot 20

    Sarah Bernhardt

    Price Realised  

    Sarah Bernhardt
    A portrait of the painter and illustrator, W. Graham Robertson, graphite on paper, signed in pencil by the artist, Sarah Bernhardt -- 7x6½in. (18x16.5cm.), framed; and a book of reminiscences by W. Graham Robertson, Time Was, London: Hamish Hamilton Ltd., 1945, seventh edition (2)


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    In his memoirs, W. Graham Robertson devotes a chapter to his friendship with the actress Sarah Bernhardt. He describes how she ...very kindly and patiently... sat for him on numberous occasions, and that Sometimes for a change, she would draw me and usually got a very recognisable likeness, though she did not take any pride in her drawing or painting...

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    Provenance

    Ex-Lot 108 The Property of the late Graham Robertson, Christie's, London, 22 July 1949


    Literature

    ROBERTSON, W. Graham Time Was, London: Hamish Hamilton Ltd., 1945, p.112