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Lot 340

Anders Leonard Zorn, Swedish 1860-1920-  Early; Elin; and The Fence;  etchings, each signed 'Zorn'...

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Lot 340

Anders Leonard Zorn, 
Swedish 1860-1920- 
Early; Elin; and The Fence; 
etchings, each signed 'Zorn'...

Price Realised: £2,886

Estimate: £500 - £700

Price realised is hammer price plus fees (31.2% Buyers Premium inclusive of VAT).

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Lot 340


Anders Leonard Zorn, 
Swedish 1860-1920- 

Early; Elin; and The Fence; 

etchings, each signed 'Zorn' in pencil (lower right), each signed 'ZORN' and dated '1914', '1914', and '13' respectively (within the plate), the first 24.8 x 17.7 cm., the second 19.6 x 29.8 cm., and the third 24.7 x 19.4 cm., three (3). 

Private Collection, UK. 

Having studied at the Royal Swedish Academy of Arts in Stockholm between 1875 and 1880, Zorn established himself as prolific painter, printmaker, and draughtsman. He travelled widely across Europe and the United States over the course of his career, enjoying particular success as a portraitist to the wealthy and powerful. Indeed, his subjects included three American presidents (Grover Cleveland, William H. Taft, and Theodore Roosevelt) and King Oskar II of Sweden. Nevertheless, Zorn frequently returned to the subject of the female nude, often depicting figures in the idyllic landscapes of his native Dalarna, just like in this etching 'The Fence'. 

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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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