Wednesday 4 November 2020

Lot 2

Wilfrid Gabriel de Glehn RP RA, British 1870-1951-   Leda and the Swan;  

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Lot 2

Wilfrid Gabriel de Glehn RP RA,
British 1870-1951-
Leda and the Swan;

Price Realised: Unsold Lot

Estimate: £3,000 - £5,000

Price realised is hammer price plus fees (30% Buyers Premium inclusive of VAT).

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Lot 2


Wilfrid Gabriel de Glehn RP RA,
British 1870-1951-


Leda and the Swan;


oil on panel, 21.5 x 17.5cm (ARR)


Provenance: Studio collection; Bonhams, 28 November 1996 lot 18; David Messum, London, where purchased in September 2001 by the current owner's father.

Note: Wilfrid Gabriel de Glehn was a British painter and a member of the Royal Academy. He studied at the École de Beaux Arts in Paris, and was taught by eminent artists including Gustave Moreau and Jules-Élie Delaunay. His painting style can be compared to that of his close friend, John Singer Sargent, whom De Glehn regularly accompanied on painting trips. The viewer can see the key characteristics of De Glehn's artistry in this study, which reflects De Glehns preoccupation with the female form, the classical influence on his work, and his interest in the contrasting depicting of light and shadow.

Buyer's Premium

The buyer shall pay the hammer price together with a premium thereon of 26% up to £20,000 (31.2% inclusive of VAT), 25% from £20,001 - £500,000 (30% inclusive of VAT), 20% from £500,001 thereafter (24% inclusive of VAT). The premium price is subject to VAT at the standard rate.

VAT is not charged on the hammer price unless it is stated that there is 'VAT applicable on the hammer price at the end of the description. Buyer's premium is subject to VAT.

Qualifying living artists and the descendants of artists deceased within the last 70 years are entitled to receive a re-sale royalty each time their work is bought through an auction house or art market professional.

It applies to lots with hammer value over €1,000 as follows:
0 to €50,000 - 4%, €50,000.01 to €200,000 - 3%
€200,000.01 to €350,000 - 1%,
€350,000.01 to €500,000 - 0.5%
Exceeding €500,000 - 0.25%
ARR is capped at €12,500

Please note ARR is calculated in euros. Auctioneers will apply current exchange rates.

Export of goods

Buyers intending to export goods should ascertain whether an export licence is required before bidding. Export licences are issued by Arts Council England and application forms can be obtained from its Export Licensing Unit. Details can be found on the ACE website or by phoning ACE on 020 7973 5188. The need for import licences varies from country to country and you should acquaint yourself with all relevant local requirements and provisions before bidding. The refusal of any such licences shall not permit the cancelling of any sale nor allow any delay in making full payment for the lot.

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