• 20th Century British Art auction at Christies

    Sale 5886

    20th Century British Art

    16 December 2009, London, South Kensington

  • Lot 40

    Mary Fedden, R.A. (b. 1915)

    Still life

    Price Realised  

    Mary Fedden, R.A. (b. 1915)
    Still life
    signed and dated 'Fedden 1949' (lower left)
    oil on canvas
    20 x 16 in. (50.8 x 40.7 cm.)


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    In 1947 Fedden held her first exhibition at the Mansard Gallery in Heal's Department Store, where she showed still life and flower paintings. Following this she was commissioned to paint covers for Woman magazine, of which the present work is an example.

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    Provenance

    Gifted by the artist to her sister and by descent to the present owner.