Vanessa Bell (1879-1961)
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Vanessa Bell (1879-1961)

Charleston still life

Vanessa Bell (1879-1961)
Charleston still life
signed with initials and dated 'VB/51' (lower right)
oil on canvas
12 5/8 x 8½ in. (32.1 x 21.6 cm.)
Anonymous sale; Sotheby's, London, 8 November 1989, lot 74.
Anonymous sale; Christie's, London, 11 March 1994, lot 118.
Anonymous sale; Christie's, London, 5 March 1999, lot 126, where purchased by the present owner.
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Artist's Resale Right ("Droit de Suite"). Artist's Resale Right Regulations 2006 apply to this lot, the buyer agrees to pay us an amount equal to the resale royalty provided for in those Regulations, and we undertake to the buyer to pay such amount to the artist's collection agent.

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Lot Essay

The present still life was painted at Charleston, the home of Vanessa Bell and Duncan Grant, in the late spring or early summer of 1951. The flowers (sweet william and aquilegia) are presented in a decorated mug with a round, probably raffia fan behind the flowers.


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