• 20th Century British Art auction at Christies

    Sale 5885

    20th Century British Art

    23 September 2009, London, South Kensington

  • Lot 47

    Valentine Dobrée (1894-1974)

    Supper Ready

    Price Realised  

    Valentine Dobrée (1894-1974)
    Supper Ready
    signed twice 'Valentine Dobrée' (on labels attached to the backboard)
    collage
    3¾ x 5¾ in. (9.5 x 14.6 cm.)


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    Valentine was, for a short time, a pupil of André Derain. She had an affair with Mark Gertler, who painted her portrait in 1919 and 1920, and became a close friend of Roland Penrose.

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    Provenance

    A gift from Roland Penrose to his secretary, Joyce Reeves, and by descent.