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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 15

    Henry Lamb, R.A. (1883-1960)

    Helen Anrep

    Price Realised  

    Henry Lamb, R.A. (1883-1960)
    Helen Anrep
    inscribed 'Helen Anrep' (lower right)
    pencil
    13¼ x 9 in. (33.7 x 22.8 cm.)
    Executed circa 1920.


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    Lamb met Helen Maitland in 1908 in Paris where she was studying music. They had a brief affair, but by 1911 she moved in with and later married Lamb's friend, the mosaic artist, Boris Anrep (1883-1869). In 1925 she met Roger Fry at a party in Vanessa Bell's studio and lived with him until he died in 1934. After his death she generously supported the artists of the Euston Road School in the late 1930s.

    This pencil drawing was used as a study for his family portrait of the Anrep family (Exhibition catalogue; Henry Lamb 1883-1960, Manchester, 1984, nos. 49 and 50).

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    Provenance

    with Davis & Langdale, New York.