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    Sale 5883

    20th Century British Art including The Olga Davenport Collection

    25 March 2009, London, South Kensington

  • Lot 23

    Emile Bernard (1868-1941)

    Coptic Priest (recto); and Portrait of a Coptic Priest (verso)

    Price Realised  

    Estimate

    Emile Bernard (1868-1941)
    Coptic Priest (recto); and Portrait of a Coptic Priest (verso)
    signed and dated 'Emile Bernard/1893'
    ink and wash
    9 x 7 in. (22.9 x 17.8 cm.)


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    The little Coptic Priest of 1893 is a reflection of Bernard's Hieratic style and an echo of Peladian's priest-leke role of Sar.

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    Provenance

    Purchased by Olga Davenport at the 1968 exhibition, 21 June 1968.


    Exhibited

    London, Piccadilly Gallery, Les Salons de la Rose Croix 1892-1897, Summer 1968, no. 8.