17 March 2010,
London, South Kensington
Price realised GBP 4,750
Estimate GBP 3,000 - GBP 5,000
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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Commissioned from the artist by the sitter.
By descent to the present owner.
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