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    Sale 5389

    20th Century British Art

    16 July 2008, London, South Kensington

  • Lot 37

    David Bomberg (1890-1957)

    Portrait of Annie Lou Staveley

    Price Realised  


    David Bomberg (1890-1957)
    Portrait of Annie Lou Staveley
    signed and dated 'Bomberg 38' (lower right)
    oil on canvas, unframed
    26 x 23 in. (66 x 58.4 cm.)

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    Annie Lou Staveley was an American who moved to England after marrying her English Professor. She was fascinated by the ideas of the Greco-Armenian mystic G.I. Gurdjieff. She studied his teachings and travelled to Paris numerous times to meet him. Staveley returned to America to set up her own Gurdjieff Work Centre, which is still active today.

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    The sitter, and by descent to the present owner.