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Lot 44

Dame Laura Knight DBE RA RWS, British 1877-1970 - Study for 'Salt and Saucy', c.1923; charcoal on...

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Lot 44

Dame Laura Knight DBE RA RWS, 
British 1877-1970 - 
Study for 'Salt and Saucy', c.1923; 
charcoal on...

Price Realised: £1,968

Estimate: £500 - £700

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

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Lot 44


Dame Laura Knight DBE RA RWS, 
British 1877-1970 - 

Study for 'Salt and Saucy', c.1923; 

charcoal on paper, signed lower right 'Laura Knight', 15.7 x 23 cm (ARR) 

the artist's studio (according to a copy of a purchase invoice); 
with Blond Fine Art, London (according to a copy of a purchase invoice); 
Bloomsbury Auctions, London, Conjuring & Circus: Books, Prints, Posters and Apparatus, 8th September 2011, lot 00667; 
Lena Boyle Fine Art, London; 
private collection, purchased from the above 15th June 2012 (according to a copy of the original invoice) 

Blond Fine Art held an exhibition, 'Dame Laura Knight DBE RA RWS 1877-1954' in 1980 which has been described as the second important posthumous exhibition of her work. Jonathan Blond is also referenced and acknowledged in books on the artist. The work appears to relate to the Knight's painting and mezzotint of the elephants 'Salt and Saucy, 1923', made while the artist was sketching at Swallows Circus at Islington, which was managed by John 'Bronco Bill' Swallow (1922-23). 

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 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.

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.

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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 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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