London, South Kensington
16 July 2008
Duncan Grant (1885-1978)
The Cathedral of Notre-Dame, Evreux
signed and dated 'D Grant/46' (lower right)
oil on canvas laid down on board
20 x 14 in. (50.8 x 35.5 cm.)
with Agnews, London.
Anonymous sale; Christie's, London, 5 March 1999, lot 124, where purchased by the present owner.
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Grant, Vanessa Bell and Edward le Bas travelled to Dieppe in 1946 and probably drove to Evreux, a town south of Rouen, for a day's painting.
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