• Victorian and British Impressi auction at Christies

    Sale 5615

    Victorian and British Impressionist Pictures

    17 March 2010, London, South Kensington

  • Lot 131

    Charles Spencelayh, H.R.B.S.A., R.M.S., V.P.B.W.S. (1865-1958)

    Portrait of Joseph Nissim Levy Esq., seated in a black suit and tie, a cigar in his right hand

    Price Realised  

    Charles Spencelayh, H.R.B.S.A., R.M.S., V.P.B.W.S. (1865-1958)
    Portrait of Joseph Nissim Levy Esq., seated in a black suit and tie, a cigar in his right hand
    signed and dated 'C. Spencelayh/1924' (lower left)
    oil on canvas
    36 x 30 in. (91.4 x 76.2 cm.)


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    Joseph Nissim Levy was Charles Spencelayh's first major patron. From the end of the First World War until Mr Levy's death in 1934, the artist was under contract to him and lived in a rent-free house in Manchester provided by Mr Levy.

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    Provenance

    Commissioned from the artist by the sitter.
    By descent to the present owner.