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    Sale 5389

    20th Century British Art

    16 July 2008, London, South Kensington

  • Lot 107

    Duncan Grant (1885-1978)

    Portrait of Desmond McCarthy

    Price Realised  


    Duncan Grant (1885-1978)
    Portrait of Desmond McCarthy
    oil on canvas
    18 x 15 in. (45.7 x 38.1 cm.)
    Painted circa 1942.

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    This work, based on the image of Sir Desmond MacCarthy (1877-1952) by Duncan Grant, currently on display in the National Portrait Gallery, was made as part of a series by Duncan Grant and Vanessa Bell to commemorate members of Bloomsbury's Memoir Club. Another one in the series is Grant's portrait of Lydia Lopokova (Lady Keynes) in the National Portrait Gallery.


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    The Estate of Duncan Grant.

    Saleroom Notice

    Please note that the surname of the sitter is spelt MacCarthy, and not as in the catalogue.