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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 2

    Duncan Grant (1885-1978)

    Vanessa Bell in profile

    Price Realised  

    Estimate

    Duncan Grant (1885-1978)
    Vanessa Bell in profile
    signed and dated 'D Grant/20' (lower centre)
    ink
    8¾ x 7 in. (22.2 x 17.8 cm.)
    Executed on the reverse of Vanessa Bell's Gordon Square writing paper.


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    Although signed and dated to 1920, this drawing almost certainly belongs to circa 1916-17. It is among a group of swift ink drawings of Vanessa Bell made at Charleston such as Vanessa Bell Seated in the collection of the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York.

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    Literature

    The Burlington Magazine, vol. 123, December 1981, fig. 115.


    Exhibited

    London, Anthony d'Offay, Duncan Grant, Works on Paper, 1981, no. 15.