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    Sale 5391

    20th Century British Art including Works from the Collection of Bannon & Barnabas McHenry

    17 December 2008, London, South Kensington

  • Lot 9

    Vanessa Bell (1879-1961)

    Roses and Tiles

    Price Realised  


    Vanessa Bell (1879-1961)
    Roses and Tiles
    oil on paper, laid on board
    15 x 16¾ in. (38.1 x 42.6 cm.)
    Executed circa 1955.

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    The panel of blue-grey hezagonal tiles with central inset pieces of mirror was made by the artist's son, Quentin Bell, for some decorative purpose at Charleston but appears not to have been installed. It is shown here on a table leaning against a wall in Vanessa Bell's top studio at Charleston. The roses from the garden are in a mug also made by Quentin Bell.


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