19 November 2004
Vanessa Bell (1879-1961)
The apple tree, Charleston
signed with initials and inscribed 'VB/Charleston' (on the reverse)
oil on canvas
18 x 15 in. (45.7 x 38.1 cm.)
Painted circa 1938.
Anonymous sale; Sotheby's, London, 1 May 1991, lot 29, where purchased by the present owner.
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New York, Davis & Long, Vanessa Bell 1879-1961 Retrospective Exhibition, April - May 1980, no. 48.
London, Anthony d'Offay, A Celebration of Charleston, June 1986.
This is a view outside Duncan Grant's studio window. There were originally six bollards along the terrace of the walled garden, cast from milk churns, an idea conceived by Duncan Grant.
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