16 July 2008,
London, South Kensington
Price realised GBP 7,500
GBP 10,000 - GBP 15,000
David Bomberg (1890-1957)
Portrait of Annie Lou Staveley
signed and dated 'Bomberg 38' (lower right)
oil on canvas, unframed
26 x 23 in. (66 x 58.4 cm.)
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Annie Lou Staveley was an American who moved to England after marrying her English Professor. She was fascinated by the ideas of the Greco-Armenian mystic G.I. Gurdjieff. She studied his teachings and travelled to Paris numerous times to meet him. Staveley returned to America to set up her own Gurdjieff Work Centre, which is still active today.
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The sitter, and by descent to the present owner.
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