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Robert Goodloe Harper Pennington, American 1854-1920-  Study of a seated nude lady;  oil on...

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Lot 310

Robert Goodloe Harper Pennington, 
American 1854-1920- 
Study of a seated nude lady; 
oil on...

Price Realised: £787

Estimate: £250 - £350

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

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Lot 310

Description

Robert Goodloe Harper Pennington, 
American 1854-1920- 

Study of a seated nude lady; 

oil on panel, signed 'Harper Pennington' (upper right), bears inscription 'by / A pupil of / Whistler' verso, 17.7 x 10.8 cm. 

Provenance: 
Private Collection, UK. 

Note: 
Pennington was a successful society portraitist. He was initially a pupil of Jean-Léon Gérôme (1824-1904) at the École des Beaux-Arts in Paris. While visiting Venice in 1880, he met and stayed on to study with James Abbott McNeill Whistler (1834-1903) which had a significant impact on his subsequent work. His sitters included Oscar Wilde (1854-1900) in a full-length portrait for a wedding present for Wilde and his wife Constance, and the future Edward VII (1841-1910), who he painted a number of times when Prince of Wales. 

The present study is a particularly striking and intimate work, with the model, whose relaxed pose suggests that she is in a moment of rest, looking directly out at both the artist and viewer. This painting provides an insight into Pennington's artistic process, with his brushstrokes imparting the work with a particularly soft and hazy quality. 

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.

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