John Duncan Fergusson (1874-1961)
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John Duncan Fergusson (1874-1961)

Portrait of Harry H. McColl, Paris; Two portraits of Roberta Paflin, 'Bobby', Paris; Portrait of Eileen, Glasgow

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John Duncan Fergusson (1874-1961)
Portrait of Harry H. McColl, Paris; Two portraits of Roberta Paflin, 'Bobby', Paris; Portrait of Eileen, Glasgow
pencil, black crayon and watercolour, unframed
7 x 4½ in. (17.8 x 11.4 cm.) and smaller
The portrait of Harry McColl executed in 1907; the portraits of 'Bobby' executed in 1933; the portrait of Eileen executed in 1941 (4)
Provenance
Presented to the present owners by Margaret Morris, the artist's wife.
Special notice

No VAT will be charged on the hammer price, but VAT at 17.5% will be added to the buyer's premium which is invoiced on a VAT inclusive basis.
Notice to Buyers Resident in Scotland Payment and collections may be made immediately following the end of the sale until 7.00pm. Collections may be made on Friday, 27 October 2000 from 9.00 am until 1.00 pm, after which all lots purchased by Scottish residents will be transported free of charge to either our Glasgow office, tel 44(0)141 332 8134 or to our Edinburgh office, tel 44(0)131 225 4756 where they will be available from 9.00 am on Monday, 30 October. Notice to Buyers outside Scotland Purchases made by buyers with addresses outside Scotland will be transferred to Christie's, 8 King Street, London SW1, for collection from noon on Monday, 30 October 2000. Purchases are only insured for a period of seven working days following the sale.

Lot Essay

Following Fergusson's move to Paris in 1907, Harry McColl, a businessman working in Paris, became one of the artist's greatest friends.

Roberta Paflin, known as 'Bobby', was an American fashion-artist whom Fergusson met in the early 1930s in Paris where she was doing the dress collections for American papers.

Fergusson's sketch of Eileen was exectuted in Glasgow, where after 40 years living abroad, the artist and his wife settled in 1939.
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