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Lot 65

Trekkie Ritchie Parsons, British 1902-1995 - Floral still life with mussel shells; oil on...

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Lot 65

Trekkie Ritchie Parsons, 
British 1902-1995 - 
Floral still life with mussel shells; 
oil on...

Price Realised: £4,461

Estimate: £800 - £1,200

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

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Lot 65

Description

Trekkie Ritchie Parsons, 
British 1902-1995 - 

Floral still life with mussel shells; 

oil on canvas, signed lower right 'T.Ritchie', 93.5 x 79 cm (ARR) 

Note:
plaque on the frame reads: 'Presented to Backsettown by the Artist T.Ritchie in Memory of Octavia Wilberforce' 

Backsettown is a house in Henfield that was a place of refuge for suffragettes in the early 20th century. American actress Elizabeth Robins (1862-1952), who owned the house, and her friend Octavia Wilberforce, (great granddaughter of William Wiberforce) for whom this painting is dedicated to, ran the convalescent home in the 1920s.

Octavia Wilberforce was a physican who treated Virginia Woolf in her final years at Backsettown, and was friends the members of the Bloomsbury Group. She ran a general practice in Brighton until 1954, against the support of her parents, and was one of very few female doctors at this time.

Parsons was the lover of Leonard Woolf after Virginia's death. She was an illustrator and lithographer of several books.

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.

VAT
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%,
€350,000.01 to €500,000 - 0.5%
Exceeding €500,000 - 0.25%
ARR is capped at €12,500

Please note ARR is calculated in euros. Auctioneers will apply current exchange rates.

Export of goods

Buyers intending to export goods should ascertain whether an export licence is required before bidding. Export licences are issued by Arts Council England and application forms can be obtained from its Export Licensing Unit. Details can be found on the ACE website www.artscouncil.org.uk or by phoning ACE on 020 7973 5188. The need for import licences varies from country to country and you should acquaint yourself with all relevant local requirements and provisions before bidding. The refusal of any such licences shall not permit the cancelling of any sale nor allow any delay in making full payment for the lot.

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