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Lot 83

Henry Ryland, British 1856-1924-  Portrait of a lady in profile, bust-length, wearing classical...

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Lot 83

Henry Ryland, 
British 1856-1924- 
Portrait of a lady in profile, bust-length, wearing classical...

Price Realised: £577

Estimate: £200 - £300

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

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Lot 83


Henry Ryland, 
British 1856-1924- 

Portrait of a lady in profile, bust-length, wearing classical dress; 

pencil on paper, signed 'H RYLAND' (lower right), 35.7 x 26 cm. 

with J.S. Maas & Son Ltd., London. 
Private Collection, UK. 

Ryland studied under Jean-Joseph Benjamin-Constant (1845-1902), Gustave Boulanger (1824-1888), and Jules Joseph Lefebvre (1836-1911) in Paris, and also at the South Kensington Art School and Heatherley's in London. The Neo-Classical approach of figures such as Lefebvre and Benjamin-Constant clearly had a strong influence of Ryland's own work, as did artists like Puvis de Chavannes (1824-1898) and Lawrence Alma-Tadema (1836-1912). Ryland's output consisted largely of watercolours and drawings depicting dreamy female sitters with strong features, often in imagined classical settings and costume, just like in the present work. 

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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.

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.

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ARR is capped at €12,500

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