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Lot 37

Bernard Meninsky, Ukrainian/British 1891-1950 - The Lovers, c.1943-50; gouache and ink on paper,...

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Lot 37

Bernard Meninsky, 
Ukrainian/British 1891-1950 - 
The Lovers, c.1943-50; 
gouache and ink on paper,...

Price Realised: £4,420

Estimate: £1,500 - £2,000

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

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Lot 37

Description

Bernard Meninsky, 
Ukrainian/British 1891-1950 - 

The Lovers, c.1943-50; 

gouache and ink on paper, signed lower right 'Meninsky', 47.4 x 29 cm

Provenance: 
with Blond Fine Art Ltd., London (according to the label attached to the reverse of the frame); 
Mr Robin Guild, purchased from the above in October 1981; 
Bonhams, London, 18th May 2010, lot 25; 
private collection 

Exhibited: 
Blond Fine Art Ltd., London, cat. no.81 and cat. no.33 (according to the two labels attached to the reverse of the frame); 

Note: 
 A large number of works were donated by the artist's widow, Nora Meninsky, through the Contemporary Art Society to British museums, including Nottingham Castle Museum and Art Gallery, Victoria Art Gallery and the British Museum. 

Bernard Meninsky moved to Britain as a child from Ukraine, living in Liverpool where he first studied art. Meninsky was eventually awarded a scholarship to study at the Slade between 1912-13, following his fellow-Jewish émigré artists Mark Gertler and David Bomberg. His war-time mural ‘The Arrival, 1918’ is now in the Imperial War Museum collection and during the 1920s, he exhibited at the Groupil Gallery and was a celebrated tutor at Westminster School of Art, also becoming associated with the Bloomsbury group during this period. He exhibited his work in the 1914 London Group exhibition at the Goupil Gallery and at the New English Art Club. 

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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.

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(ARR) - ARTIST'S RESALE RIGHT

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%,
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Exceeding €500,000 - 0.25%
ARR is capped at €12,500

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