12 December 2000,
London, South Kensington
Price realised GBP 2,115
GBP 250 - GBP 450
Swan Lake scene
signed, emulsion on canvas -- 37x95in. (94x241cm.) framed -- the painting used by Fonteyn as a headboard for her bed in the hotel suite at the Grosvenor House Hotel, London which became her home for a number of years
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Keith Money painted this scene for Fonteyn in order to brighten up her rather impersonal hotel room. He apparently used emulsion as he felt that it would be more durable and practical for its purposes as a headboard.
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