15 July 2009,
London, South Kensington
Price realised GBP 1,750
Estimate GBP 1,000 - GBP 1,500
Duncan Grant (1885-1978)
Paul Roche crouching in shorts and socks; Costume Design for 'The Prophet'; and Edward Le Bas' House in Marbella
the first signed with initials 'DG' (lower right); the second signed 'D. Grant' (lower right); the latter signed with initials and inscribed 'Marbella D.G.' (lower right)
charcoal and crayon on buff paper
14½ x 10½ in. (36.9 x 26.6 cm.) (3)
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The charcoal drawing of Paul Roche was executed circa 1946/7 and the drawing of Le Bas' house in Marbella was executed in 1964.
The costume design was executed in 1923-1924 as a design for Aristophanes' The Birds which was performed by a mixed cast of academics and students in Cambridge in 1924. The part of the Prophet was played by Dr F. H. McBride of King's College and the sheet shows the costume-maker's annotations.
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The Estate of Duncan Grant.