21 November 2007
Benjamin West, P.R.A. (1738-1820)
Study for the left hand of 'The Woman clothed with the Sun'
black and white chalk on blue-grey paper, unframed
10 x 8½ in. (25.4 x 21.6 cm.)
The artist's family, and by descent to
Mrs P. Howard; Sotheby's, London, 22 March 1979, part of lot 9, where purchased by the present owner.
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In conversation with the Korean-American artist, whose recent painting The Evolution of Perception will be offered at Christie’s in Hong Kong on 25 November
As this 1,000-year-old Ru tea bowl comes to auction in Hong Kong, we look at the evolution of the grey-green ware from Yue to Yaozhou to Ru