London, South Kensington
28 November 2002
A Royal Doulton ivory-ground plate
Early 20th century, printed crowned marks in green, impressed numerals
Painted with white storks in wetland, indistinct signature, probably for Lambert, titled to the reverse, within an etched and gilt band of berried laurel leaves, below printed gilt borders of zig-zags and flowers
10½ in. (26.7 cm.) diam.
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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