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    Sale 12304

    Modern British and Irish Art

    14 July 2016, London, South Kensington

  • Lot 105

    Vanessa Bell (1879-1961)

    Still life with summer flowers

    Price Realised  


    Vanessa Bell (1879-1961)
    Still life with summer flowers
    signed with initials 'VB' (on the reverse)
    oil on canvas
    24 x 12 ¾ in. (61 x 32.5 cm.)
    Painted circa 1945.

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    The 18th Century Faience drug jar, which is depicted in other pictures that Bell did during this period, can still be found at Charleston.

    We are very grateful to Richard Shone for his assistance in preparing this catalogue entry.

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    Anonymous sale; Christie's, South Kensington, 28 April 2000, lot 69, where purchased by the previous owner.