• 20th Century British Art auction at Christies

    Sale 5885

    20th Century British Art

    23 September 2009, London, South Kensington

  • Lot 28

    Jim Page-Roberts (b. 1925)

    Girl Bathing by a Bridge over the Loddon River

    Price Realised  

    Jim Page-Roberts (b. 1925)
    Girl Bathing by a Bridge over the Loddon River
    signed with initials 'P.R.' (lower right) and with studio stamp (on the reverse)
    oil on canvas laid on board
    24 x 24 in. (61 x 61 cm.)
    Painted in 1958.


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    The present work depicts a female bather at the River Loddon on the Duke of Wellington's estate at Stratfieldsaye (now Stratfield Saye). Page-Roberts was permitted to paint there only because the Duke, at that time, considered that the artist had the right as he was on his grandfather's glebe lands. The iron bridge in the background was contemporary with the Colebrook Dale iron bridge.

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