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    Sale 5389

    20th Century British Art

    16 July 2008, London, South Kensington

  • Lot 110

    Vanessa Bell (1879-1961)

    Charleston from the Pond

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    Vanessa Bell (1879-1961)
    Charleston from the Pond
    signed 'V Bell' (lower right), signed with initials and inscribed 'VB/Charleston' (on the reverse) and stamped with studio stamp (on the stretcher)
    oil on canvas
    18 x 14 in. (45.7 x 35.6 cm.)
    Painted circa 1938.


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    The present work depicts Charleston seen from across the pond. No convincing explanation has been put forward for the structure on the lawn.

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    Provenance

    Purchased by Richard Dutton at the 1979 exhibition.
    Anonymous sale; Christie's, South Kensington, 27 March 2003, lot 477. with The Bloomsbury Workshop, London, where purchased by the present owner.


    Exhibited

    London, Anthony d'Offay, Vanessa Bell Paintings from Charleston, July - August 1979, no. 14.