• Modern and Contemporary Austra auction at Christies

    Sale 5038

    Modern and Contemporary Australian Art

    23 September 2010, London, South Kensington

  • Lot 1

    Charles Edward Conder (1868-1909)

    Fête galante

    Price Realised  

    Charles Edward Conder (1868-1909)
    Fête galante
    signed and dated 'CHARLES CONDER 96' (lower right), titled 'Fete
    Galante' on the backing board
    watercolour on silk laid down on paper
    10¼ x 17 5/8in. (26 x 44.7cm.)
    in the original Chapman Bros frame


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    From the collection of one of Conder's closest friends and patrons, Conder met Dalhousie Young in 1896 (the year of the present work), and illustrated his song cycle In a Gondola in the same year. Young and his wife bought and commissioned work from Conder, including pictures, fans and painted textiles.

    Provenance

    Dalhousie Young (1866-1922).
    with The Contemporary Art Society, 1910.
    with The Leicester Galleries, London.


    Pre-Lot Text

    MODERN AND CONTEMPORARY AUSTRALIAN ART FROM BRITISH, EUROPEAN AND AMERICAN COLLECTIONS


    Exhibited

    Manchester, City of Manchester Art Gallery, An Exhibition of Modern Paintings, Drawings, and Prints, 1910.