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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 10

    Vanessa Bell (1879-1961)

    The Goldfish Pond, Charleston

    Price Realised  


    Vanessa Bell (1879-1961)
    The Goldfish Pond, Charleston
    oil on canvas-board
    14 x 10 in. (35.6 x 25.4 cm.)
    Painted in 1939.

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    The small rectangular goldfish pond is set into the lawn in the walled garden at Charleston. A few years after the date of his picture, painted tiles were inset around the inside edge of the pond. The large Spanish pot, perched on a stone base, is featured in several other garden paintings. It is now in the downstairs studio at Charleston. Although Bell frequently painted the garden in the 1930s, she was drawn to it as a subject even more during the Second World War period when she rarely painted anywhere other than in her immediate vicinity.


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    The Artist's Family.
    with Anthony d'Offay, London.


    London, Anthony d'Offay, Vanessa Bell, Paintings from Charleston, July - August 1979, catalogue not traced.