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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 8

    Duncan Grant (1885-1978)

    The Telegraph Pole, Charleston

    Price Realised  

    Duncan Grant (1885-1978)
    The Telegraph Pole, Charleston
    signed 'D Grant' (lower left)
    pastel
    13 x 9 in. (33 x 22.8 cm.)
    Executed circa 1945-50.


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    The view here is taken from an upper window at Charleston looking over the pond and across the fields to Tilton. The telephone was installed at Charleston in April 1939 (much to Vanessa Bell's regret), as a branch line, as it were, from the telephone already installed by Maynard Keynes at Tilton.

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