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Lot 52

Christopher Wood, British 1901-1930 - Breton Woman, c.1930; pencil on paper, 16.5 x 11.5 cm 

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Lot 52

Christopher Wood, 
British 1901-1930 - 
Breton Woman, c.1930; 
pencil on paper, 16.5 x 11.5 cm 

Price Realised: £1,050

Estimate: £800 - £1,200

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

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Lot 52

Description

Christopher Wood, 
British 1901-1930 - 

Breton Woman, c.1930; 

pencil on paper, 16.5 x 11.5 cm 

Provenance: 
with Redfern Gallery, London (according to the copy of a label attached to the reverse of the frame); 
Christie's, South Kensington, 2nd May 1991; 
Abbott & Holder, London, 20436, October 1991, purchased from the above (label attached to the reverse of the frame); 
private collection  

Note: 
Wood created a number of works relating to Breton women in 1930, shortly before his death, including the paintings 'Breton Woman at Prayer, 1930' now in Southampton City Art Gallery and 'Pony and Trap, Ploaré, Brittany, 1930'. Wood first travelled to Brittany in 1929 and would write about his experiences to his friends Ben Nicholson and dealer Lucy Wertheim. These works were exhibited at the Redfern Gallery in 1947. This work features the distinctive Breton cape, seen in other drawings and paintings. 

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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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.
(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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