21 June 2004
A DUTCH BLACK AND GILT-EMBOSSED DECORATED FOUR-LEAF LEATHER SCREEN
LATE 18TH EARLY 19TH CENTURY, THE LEATHER PANELS POSSIBLY REUSED
The hinges stamped 'HORNES PATENT'
73 x 22 in. (185.5 x 56 cm.)
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This screen is possibly one of the '2 Gilt leather folding Screens 4.4.0' listed in the Best Staircase in the 1795 Inventory.
No VAT will be charged on the hammer price, but VAT at 17.5% will be added to the buyer's premium which is invoiced on a VAT inclusive basis
Offered to benefit a new scholarship initiative from Bennington College, this work distils the unique form of abstraction for which the artist would become famous
Ahead of the sale of portraits of four different muses, we focus on the women the artist came to depend on so passionately