16 December 2009,
Price realised GBP 67,250
GBP 30,000 - GBP 50,000
Wilfred de Glehn, R.A. (1870-1951)
The poet, accompanied by some of the muses, finds inspiration in nature
signed 'W G de Glehn 1936' (lower left)
oil on canvas
50 x 75¼ in. (127 x 191 cm.)
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The setting for the picture is near Baou de St Jeannet, in the Var Valley, just north west of Nice, South of France, which de Glehn visited frequently in the summers between the two World Wars. Several of the figures and their poses appear in the life drawings and studies de Glehn made from models during the winter months in London.
We are grateful to Laura Wortley for her assistance in preparing this catalogue entry.
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with Newman & Son Ltd., London.
London, Royal Academy, 1936, no. 195.
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