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Lot 3: Vanessa Bell (1879-1961)
20th Century British Art including Property from The Reader's Digest Association Inc.
November 19, 2004
London, United Kingdom
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.
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.
No VAT will be charged on the hammer price, but VAT at 17.5% will be added to the buyer's premium which is invoiced on a VAT inclusive basis
Provenance: Anonymous sale; Sotheby's, London, 1 May 1991, lot 29, where purchased by the present owner.
Artist or Maker: Vanessa Bell (1879-1961)
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.