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    Sale 7814

    South Asian Modern & Contemporary Art

    10 June 2009, South Kensington

  • Lot 78

    George Keyt (1901-1993)

    Untitled (Reclining Nude)

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    George Keyt (1901-1993)
    Untitled (Reclining Nude)
    signed and dated 'G Keyt 52' (upper left)
    gouache and ink on paper
    13 5/8 x 21½ in. (34.7 x 54.5 cm.)
    Executed in 1952

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    George Keyt wrote specifically on Lot 78:
    Dearest my Barbara, I was so relieved and happy to get your so moving letter acknowledging my so humble brush drawing which I hastily sent you as I was about to rush off to Colombo [....] Love, George.
    (Letter from George Keyt to Barbara Buchanan, 29 May 1953; courtesy of the Family Archive)

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    Gift from the artist to Barbara Buchanan
    Thence by descent to the present owners

    Pre-Lot Text

    From the Collection of the late Barbara Buchanan