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    Sale 5909

    Christie's Interiors

    21 July 2009, London, South Kensington

  • Lot 362

    William Bruce Ellis Ranken (Scottish, 1881-1941)

    Portrait of the character Eliza Doolittle from Pygmalion, seated half-length, a flower in her left hand

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    William Bruce Ellis Ranken (Scottish, 1881-1941)
    Portrait of the character Eliza Doolittle from Pygmalion, seated half-length, a flower in her left hand
    signed with initials and dated 'WBER 1914' (lower right)
    oil on canvas
    44¼ x 34¼ in. (112.4 x 87.1 cm.)


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    Pygmalion is a play by George Bernard Shaw, in which the character Henry Higgins makes a wager with his friend Colonel Pickering that he can successfully pass off a Cockney flower girl, Eliza Doolittle, as a refined society lady.

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