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    Sale 5348

    Christie's Interiors

    11 March 2008, London, South Kensington

  • Lot 437

    Edward Jeffrey Irving Ardizzone, R.A. (1900-1979)

    Rules, Maiden Lane

    Price Realised  


    Edward Jeffrey Irving Ardizzone, R.A. (1900-1979)
    Rules, Maiden Lane
    signed with initials 'EA' (lower right)
    pencil, grey ink and wash
    6 1/8 x 9½ in. (15.5 x 24.1 cm.)

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    Originally opened as an oyster bar, Rules was established in 1798 by Thomas Rule and remains London's oldest restaurant. In its two hundred year history it has been frequented by many great artists, writers and actors such as Charles Dickens, William Thackeray, H G Wells, Laurence Olivier, Buster Keaton and Charlie Chaplin, to name but a few.

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