Lot 27: Vanessa Bell (1879-1961)
20th Century British Art including Property from The Reader's Digest Association Inc.
November 19, 2004
London, United Kingdom
Tulips in a vase, with Matisse
oil on canvas
32 x 25 1/2 in. (81.3 x 64.8 cm.)
Painted circa 1937.
This view depicts an arrangement in Vanessa Bell's studio in London. The painting in the background is Le Port, 1920, (private collection) by Henri Matisse, which was bequeathed to her by Roger Fry in 1934. Another version of the present view is in the collection of the Towner Gallery, Eastbourne.
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The artist's estate.
with Agnews, London.
with Anthony d'Offay, London, where purchased by the present owner in January 1982.
Artist or Maker: Vanessa Bell (1879-1961)
New York, Katonah Gallery, Bloomsbury Artists at Charleston: Paintings from the Reader's Digest Collection, August - October 1987, no. 4.
Johannesburg, Art Gallery, Bloomsbury Artists at Charleston: Paintings from the Reader's Digest Collection, November 1992 - February 1993, no. 4.