London, South Kensington
16 July 2008
Vanessa Bell (1879-1961)
Charleston from the Pond
signed 'V Bell' (lower right), signed with initials and inscribed 'VB/Charleston' (on the reverse) and stamped with studio stamp (on the stretcher)
oil on canvas
18 x 14 in. (45.7 x 35.6 cm.)
Painted circa 1938.
Purchased by Richard Dutton at the 1979 exhibition.
Anonymous sale; Christie's, South Kensington, 27 March 2003, lot 477. with The Bloomsbury Workshop, London, where purchased by the present owner.
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London, Anthony d'Offay, Vanessa Bell Paintings from Charleston, July - August 1979, no. 14.
The present work depicts Charleston seen from across the pond. No convincing explanation has been put forward for the structure on the lawn.
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