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    Sale 5883

    20th Century British Art including The Olga Davenport Collection

    25 March 2009, London, South Kensington

  • Lot 58

    Mark Gertler (1891-1939)

    Seated Nude (Celia Dennis)

    Price Realised  

    Mark Gertler (1891-1939)
    Seated Nude (Celia Dennis)
    signed and dated 'Mark Gertler/32' (upper left)
    pencil, pastel and charcoal
    21½ x 17½ in. (54.5 x 44.5 cm.)


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    Celia Dennis was Gertler's model whom he painted throughout the 1930s.

    We are very grateful to Luke Gertler for his assistance in cataloguing this lot.

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    Provenance

    Anonymous sale; Sotheby's, London, 14 July 1982, lot 73, as 'Study of a Nude Woman'.


    Pre-Lot Text

    VARIOUS PROPERTIES


    Literature

    The Observer, 9 October 1932.
    Jewish Chronicle, 21 October 1932.
    Studio 104, September 1932, p. 163, illustrated.
    Apollo 16, November 1932, pp. 258-259.


    Exhibited

    London, Leicester Galleries, 1932, no. 4, catalogue not traced.
    London, Ben Uri Gallery, Mark Gertler: Exhibition of Paintings and Drawings, November - December 1944, no. 18.