• Modern and Contemporary Austra auction at Christies

    Sale 5038

    Modern and Contemporary Australian Art

    23 September 2010, London, South Kensington

  • Lot 6

    Isobel Rae (1860-1940)

    A Devil, Étaples

    Price Realised  


    Isobel Rae (1860-1940)
    A Devil, Étaples
    the first signed, inscribed and dated 'A Devil ISO RAE Etaples 1915', the second signed and inscribed 'A DEVIL ISO RAE ETAPLES'
    the first charcoal and pastel on grey paper, the second charcoal, coloured chalks and watercolour on brown paper
    16¾ x 10½in. (42.4 x 26.7cm.); 16 x 11½in. (40.6 x 29.1cm.) (2)

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    Rae left Australia in 1887 and settled in France, making her home at Étaples, the artists' colony in Brittany. During the Great War she was employed at the YMCA camp in Étaples, working in the Voluntary Aid Detachment where she made numerous drawings and pastels of military subjects through the war years.