Duncan Grant (British, 1885-1978) Still life with compotier and glass 41.9 x 31 cm. (16 1/2 x 12 1/4 in.) (Painted circa 1916)

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Duncan Grant
(British, 1885-1978)
Still life with compotier and glass 41.9 x 31 cm. (16 1/2 x 12 1/4 in.)

Sold for £ 50,250 (US$ 70,537) inc. premium
Duncan Grant (British, 1885-1978)
Still life with compotier and glass
signed with initials 'D.G.' (lower right)
oil on canvas
41.9 x 31 cm. (16 1/2 x 12 1/4 in.)
Painted circa 1916

Footnotes

  • Provenance
    The Artist, until 1970, by whom gifted to
    Richard Shone
    With The Mayor Gallery, London, where probably acquired by
    Christopher Hull, thence by family descent
    Private Collection, U.K.

    The opaline compotier depicted was a favourite object at Charleston. It was given to Duncan Grant by Barbara Bagenal (née Hiles), and is still at the house today. It appears in numerous still lifes by both Grant and Vanessa Bell, including the major canvas Interior (c.1918 Ulster Museum, Belfast), a painting of the dining-room at Charleston depicting Bell painting the fruit-filled compotier.

    We are grateful to Richard Shone for his assistance in cataloguing this lot.
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Duncan Grant (British, 1885-1978) Still life with compotier and glass 41.9 x 31 cm. (16 1/2 x 12 1/4 in.) (Painted circa 1916)
Duncan Grant (British, 1885-1978) Still life with compotier and glass 41.9 x 31 cm. (16 1/2 x 12 1/4 in.) (Painted circa 1916)
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