5 - 6 February 2013
PROPERTY FROM A DISTINGUISHED PRIVATE COLLECTION
This lot is offered without a reserve
William Acton (BRITISH, 1906-1945)
Portrait of Markie Dinshaw
oil on canvas
42 x 32 in. (106.6 x 81.3 cm.)
Anon. sale, Christie's, New York, 16 June 2007, lot 208.
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The artist William Acton was the younger brother of the great British aesthete and author Sir Harold Acton (1904-1994). He painted the present lot in India where Markie's father was a prominent banker. The sitter in the present portrait died tragically at a young age.
This lot is offered without reserve.
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