• Modern and Contemporary Austra auction at Christies

    Sale 5038

    Modern and Contemporary Australian Art

    23 September 2010, London, South Kensington

  • Lot 20

    Grace Cossington Smith (1892-1984)

    Looking over Tusketts

    Price Realised  

    Grace Cossington Smith (1892-1984)
    Looking over Tusketts
    signed and dated 'G. Cossington Smith. 1950' (lower left), inscribed and dated 'Looking over Tusketts. Sept, 1950.' on the reverse
    oil on board
    10 5/8 x 13¾in. (27 x 35cm.)


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    The present and following lots are Devon landscapes which date to Cossington Smith's visit to England and the continent with her sisters Madge and Diddy in 1948-51: 'During her time away, Cossington Smith stayed mostly with an old school friend, Nell Campbell, at Brook Cottage near Sussex ... She also spent time with her married sister Mabel Pakenham-Walsh, and other relatives including her cousin Frances Crawshaw in Devon. ... Among her lasting memories of this stay abroad was an exhibition of landscape painting at the Royal Academy in London ... "oh they were absolutely wonderful ... the Cézanne landscapes" (D. Hart (ed.), op. cit., p.71)

    Provenance

    A gift from the artist to her sister, Mabel, and thence by descent to the present owners.


    Pre-Lot Text

    PROPERTY FROM THE FAMILY OF THE ARTIST
    (Lots 20-22)