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    Sale 5858

    Old Masters & 19th Century Works of Art

    10 July 2009, London, South Kensington

  • Lot 306

    Georges van den Bos (Belgian, 1835-1911)

    Portrait of Violet Schiff, né Beddington

    Price Realised  

    Georges van den Bos (Belgian, 1835-1911)
    Portrait of Violet Schiff, né Beddington
    signed 'G Van den Bos' (lower right)
    oil on canvas, unframed
    57½ x 38¼ in. (146 x 97.2 cm.)


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    Violet Beddington was the sister of author Ada Leverson who was known to Oscar Wilde as The Sphinx. Violet married Sydney Schiff who was better known as Stephen Hudson, the British author. They were entrenched in the artistic social circle of the time, associated with the likes of Picasso, Proust and Wyndham Lewis. She was also painted by Wyndham Lewis (now in the Tate and exhibited at the National Portrait Gallery's Wyndham Lewis exhibition last year).

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    Pre-Lot Text

    THE PROPERTY OF A LADY OF TITLE


    Literature

    Mrs. Violet Schiff. All-embracing Interest in the Arts.? Times [London] (July 9, 1962): T S Eliot writes: "The death of Violet Schiff ... will cause great grief ... I write primarily to pay homage to a beloved friend"


    Post Lot Text

    VARIOUS PROPERTIES