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Madge Gill (1884-1961)
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Madge Gill (1884-1961)

Three female figures

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Madge Gill (1884-1961)
Three female figures
ink
12½ x 5 in. (31.7 x 12.7 cm.); 10 x 4 in. (25.4 x 10.1 cm cm.); 10 x 2 in. (25.4 x 5.1 cm.) (3)
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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.

Lot Essay

Madge Gill, an Outsider artist, came close to death after the stillbirth of her only daughter; she would return to health but be forever haunted by the loss. It was some weeks after her return to health, on 3 March 1920, that Gill was first 'possessed' by Myrninerest, her spirit-guide. After this she took a sudden and passionate interest in drawing, repeatedly depicting discarnate and nameless women, albeit with an apparent concern for beauty.

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