21 May 2009,
Price realised GBP 11,250
GBP 10,000 - GBP 15,000
Vanessa Bell (1879-1961)
Seated Model at Charleston
oil on canvas
28½ x 21 in. (72.5 x 53.5 cm.)
Painted circa 1922.
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The Log Box which appears upside down in the present work was decorated by Duncan Grant in 1916-17, and both this and the vase are still at Charleston.
We are very grateful to Richard Shone for preparing this catalogue entry.
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Anonymous sale; Christie's, London, 2 May 1991, lot 31a, where purchased by the present owner.
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