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    Sale 5389

    20th Century British Art

    16 July 2008, London, South Kensington

  • Lot 102

    Vanessa Bell (1879-1961)

    Michelham Priory

    Price Realised  

    Estimate

    Vanessa Bell (1879-1961)
    Michelham Priory
    oil on canvas
    36¼ x 28 in. (92.1 x 71.1 cm.)
    Painted circa 1945.


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    Michelham Priory at Upper Dicker in Sussex is a moated Augustinian priory, part-medieval and part-Elizabethan. Reflections in water was a favourite motif for V. Bell. This unusually accurate painting may have been a commission.

    We are very grateful to Richard Shone for his assistance in cataloguing lots 102-111 and his catalogue entries for lots 102, 105-107 and 110-111.

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    Provenance

    with Agnews, London.


    Exhibited

    Pittsburgh, Carnegie Institute, catalogue not traced.