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    Sale 5390

    20th Century British Art

    7 October 2008, London, South Kensington

  • Lot 36

    Malcolm Drummond (1880-1945)


    Price Realised  


    Malcolm Drummond (1880-1945)
    oil on canvas
    28 x 21¼ in. (71.1 x 54 cm.)
    Painted circa 1908-11.

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    The present work was hanging at the Drummond family home at Moulsford in Berkshire until the death of the artist's widow, Margaret, in 1988. Malcolm Drummond had painted for his own enjoyment and it was Margaret who had encouraged him to finish his paintings and organised exhibitions of his work. She was also responsible for raising her husband's profile after his death.

    The present canvas is laid down on a straw-board backing, the same technique that the artist used for his portrait of Charles Ginner, in the collection of Southampton Art Gallery (private correspondence, 2005).

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    The artist's widow, Margaret Drummond.
    Anonymous sale; Christie's, London, 10 June 2005, lot 25, where purchased by the present owner.