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Roger Fry (1866 - 1934)

Lot 24: Roger Fry (1866-1934)

Christie's

November 19, 2004
London, United Kingdom

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Description

Summer flowers
oil on board
12 3/4 x 16 in. (32.3 x 40.6 cm.)
Painted circa 1919.

Artist or Maker

Roger Fry (1866-1934)

Exhibited

New York, Katonah Gallery, Bloomsbury Artists at Charleston: Paintings from the Reader's Digest Collection, August - October 1987, no. 21.
Johannesburg, Art Gallery, Bloomsbury Artists at Charleston: Paintings from the Reader's Digest Corporate Collection, November 1992 - February 1993, no. 33.

Provenance

The artist's family.
with Anthony d'Offay, London, where purchased by the present owner in January 1983.

Notes

Fry produced many flower paintings, but towards the end of the First World War, after selling all his canvases of this type in an exhibition, he told his daughter, 'I shall never paint flowers again. It is dangerous to try to repeat anything that has been a success because you then get stuck in one style'.

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