• 20th Century British Art auction at Christies

    Sale 5886

    20th Century British Art

    16 December 2009, London, South Kensington

  • Lot 77

    Ursula Vivian McCannell (b. 1923)

    Head of a Girl

    Price Realised  


    Ursula Vivian McCannell (b. 1923)
    Head of a Girl
    signed with initials 'UMcC.' (lower right) and indistinctly inscribed (upper right)
    pencil and crayon on board
    6¼ x 4 7/8 in. (15.8 x 12.4 cm.)
    Executed circa 1948.

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    Head of a Girl was executed after McCannell studied at the RCA between 1942-44 and married Peter Rees Roberts in 1945. McCannell was the youngest ever exhibitor at the Royal Academy and one of the few British artists with firsthand experience of the Spanish Civil War that subsequently influenced her work.

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    London, England & Co., Three Generations, June - July 1989, no. 37.