London, South Kensington
13 June 2002
Duncan Grant (1885-1978)
Seated female Nude
signed with initials and dated 'DG 40' (lower right)
pen, brush and brown ink
18 x 15in. (45.7 x 38cm.)
Contact Client Service
New York +1 212 636 2000
London +44 (0)20 7839 9060
Asia +852 2760 1766
This work is a preliminary sketch for a commission that Duncan Grant undertook to decorate a room in the Queen Mary.
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.
Introducing the first auction in a series of three offering the collection of Paul Destribats, the Paris-based bibliophile
A cheaper, quicker alternative to oil paint, pastel became the perfect medium for portraits of the middle class