Gluck (Hannah Gluckstein) (1895-1978)
Gluck (Hannah Gluckstein) (1895-1978)

The Three Nifty Nats

Gluck (Hannah Gluckstein) (1895-1978)
The Three Nifty Nats
signed 'GLUCK' (lower right)
oil on canvas, in the artist's 'Gluck' frame
19½ x 15½ in. (49.5 x 39.5 cm.)
Painted in 1926.
with Piccadilly Gallery, London, where purchased by K. Litchenstein, April 1977.
Anonymous sale; Christie's, London, 7 June 1990, lot 52, for £53,900 (including premium).
Connoisseur, December 1980, p. 232, illustrated.
Interiors Magazine, November 1982, p. 132, pl. 2.
D. Souhami, Gluck her biography, London, 1988, pp. 13, 14, 36-38, 63-65, 300, illustrated.
London, Fine Art Society, Catalogue of an Exhibition of Paintings 'Stage and Country' by Gluck, April 1926, no. 22.
London, Fine Art Society, Gluck, April - May 1973, no. 9, illustrated.
London, Fine Art Society, Gluck Memorial Exhibition, December 1980 - January 1981, no. 14, illustrated.

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Lot Essay

The Three Nifty Nats were part of C.B. Cochran's first great dancing show 'On with the Dance'; Gluck painted scenes from the show, and considered her picture of them to be one of the true art deco paintings of the period (see D. Souhami, op. cit., p. 65).

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