DUNCAN GRANT (1885-1978)
DUNCAN GRANT (1885-1978)
DUNCAN GRANT (1885-1978)
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DUNCAN GRANT (1885-1978)

Ka Cox, Standing Nude

DUNCAN GRANT (1885-1978)
Ka Cox, Standing Nude
signed 'D Grant' (lower right), signed with initials and inscribed 'DG/Ka Cox, Grantchester' (on the reverse)
oil on panel
12 ¾ x 8 ¼ in. (32.4 x 21 cm.)
Painted in 1911.
Paul Roche, and by descent.
Acquired from the above 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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Please note that the provenance of this work should read:
'Paul Roche, and by descent.
Aquired from the above by the present owner.'

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Lot Essay

Duncan Grant first met Ka (Katherine) Cox through the company of Jacques Raverat, a French painter, and his fiancé Gwen Darwin in 1909 during a visit to Firle. Ka, Jacques and Gwen were a part of Rupert Brooke’s movement of ‘Neo-Pagans’ that frequently interacted with the Bloomsbury Group. A close friend of Virginia Woolf, Ka Cox sat for Grant on several occasions in the decade that followed and this painting from 1911 is one of three or four studies of Cox. She is the sitter in some of his notable works of the period, such as Seated Woman, (Courtauld Gallery, London), and Katherine Cox, (National Museum of Wales, Cardiff).

We are very grateful to Richard Shone for his assistance in preparing this catalogue entry.

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