27 March 1997
THE PROPERTY OF A GENTLEMAN
Edward Burra (1905-1976)
signed and dated 'Burra 1924' (lower right)
pencil, watercolour and bodycolour heightened with white
14½ x 16¾ in. (36.8 x 42.5 cm.)
Lefevre Gallery, London.
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A. Causey, Edward Burra Complete Catalogue, Oxford, 1985, no.20 (illustrated).
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