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    Sale 5373

    Christie's Interiors

    2 December 2008, London, South Kensington

  • Lot 734

    Robert Duckworth Greenham (1906-1976)

    Portrait of Elizabeth Bergner (1897-1986)

    Price Realised  


    Robert Duckworth Greenham (1906-1976)
    Portrait of Elizabeth Bergner (1897-1986)
    signed and dated 'Robert Greenham 37' (lower left), and inscribed and dated 'HEAD/ELIZABETH/BERGNER/PAINTED 1937/GIVEN TO/FRANCIE IN/1938 NOW/DEAD' (on the reverse)
    oil on canvas
    11 x 9 in. (27.9 x 22.8 cm.)

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    Elizabeth Bergner received a Best Actress nomination at the Academy Awards for her role as Gemma Jones in the 1935 film Escape me Never. She is considered by several critics to be the inspiration for the character of Margo Channing in Joseph L. Mankiewicz's classic film, All About Eve.

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