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    Sale 5391

    20th Century British Art including Works from the Collection of Bannon & Barnabas McHenry

    17 December 2008, London, South Kensington

  • Lot 3

    Duncan Grant (1885-1978)

    Butterfly

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    Duncan Grant (1885-1978)
    Butterfly
    signed, dated and dedicated 'For Dorothy & Janie/with love from Duncan/Christmas 1957' (on the reverse)
    pencil, watercolour, bodycolour and collage
    5¾ x 4¾ in. (14.6 x 12.1 cm.)


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    Grant frequently sent Christmas cards to old friends and relations, particularly his Strachey cousins. This butterfly is dedicated to Dorothy (Strachey) Bussy, the translator and intimate friend of André Gide, and her husband Simon Bussy's daughter Janie.

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