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    Sale 7575

    Old Master and British Pictures

    25 April 2008, London, King Street

  • Lot 87

    'L.E.'

    Allegory of the Arts: Music, Painting, Dance and Geography - a set of overdoors

    Price Realised  

    Estimate

    'L.E.'
    Allegory of the Arts: Music, Painting, Dance and Geography - a set of overdoors
    the fourth signed 'L · E · Fecit' (lower right)
    oil on canvas, shaped
    37 x 70¼ in. (94 x 178.4 cm.)
    a set of four (4)


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    Provenance

    Sir Julius Wernher, 1st Bt. (1850-1912), Luton Hoo, Bedfordshire, in the Grand Hall, by whom bequeathed, with a life interest to his widow, Alice, Lady Wernher, subsequently Lady Ludlow (1862-1945), to their son Sir Harold Wernher, 3rd Bt., G.C.V.O. (1893-1973), Luton Hoo, Bedfordshire, in the Hall, and by descent; Christie's, London, 5 July 2000, lot 83, when acquired by the present owner.


    Saleroom Notice

    Please note that canvases have been made up on all four sides.


    Pre-Lot Text

    THE PROPERTY OF A GENTLEMAN (LOTS 61 AND 87)


    Literature

    Luton Hoo Inventory, 1913, p. 29, no. 127 (the set of four), in the Grand Hall.
    Luton Hoo Inventory, 1949, p. 3 (the set of four), in the Hall.