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    Sale 12304

    Modern British and Irish Art

    14 July 2016, London, South Kensington

  • Lot 114

    Vanessa Bell (1879-1961)

    Poppies in a vase on a pile of books

    Price Realised  


    Vanessa Bell (1879-1961)
    Poppies in a vase on a pile of books
    oil on canvas
    24 x 20 in. (61 x 50.8 cm)
    Painted circa 1950.

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    Artist's Resale Right ("Droit de Suite"). Artist's Resale Right Regulations 2006 apply to this lot, the buyer agrees to pay us an amount equal to the resale royalty provided for in those Regulations, and we undertake to the buyer to pay such amount to the artist's collection agent.


    The artist's estate.
    with Anthony d'Offay, London, January 1982.
    The Reader's Digest Association, their sale; Christie's, London, 19 November 2004, lot 26, where purchased by the present owner's father, and by descent.


    New York, Katonah Gallery, Bloomsbury Artists at Charleston: Paintings from the Reader's Digest Collection, August - October 1987, no. 10.
    Johannesburg, Art Gallery, Bloomsbury Paintings at Charleston: Paintings from the Reader's Digest Corporate Collection, November 1992 - February 1993, no. 10: this exhibition travelled to Cape Town, South African National Gallery, March - May 1993; and Durban, City Art Gallery, June - July 1993.