17 June 2004
PROPERTY FROM THE IAN WOODNER FAMILY COLLECTION
Central Russian School, early 18th Century
The Birth of the Virgin
oil on panel, in an integral frame
11 7/8 x 9½ in. (30 x 24.2 cm.)
Anonymous sale; Christie's, London, 22 October 1987, lot 174, where purchased by the present owner.
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This lot is exempt from Sales Tax.
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