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Lot 37

* CHRISTOPHER SANDERS (1905-1991) Bust-length portrait of a young girl

her hair in plaits, signed lower right, oil on canvas, 59cm x 49cm

Provenance: By direct descent of the Artist

Estimate: £80 - £150
Bidding ended. Lot is unsold.

Christopher Cavania Sanders was selected as an Associate of the Royal Academy of Arts on April 24, 1953, elected as a Royal Academician on 21 February 2 1961, and became a Senior Academician on January 1, 1981. He exhibited frequently and regularly at the Royal Academy from 1933 onwards and also became a member of the Royal Society of Portrait Painters in 1962. In 1955 he won a gold medal at the Paris Salon. His obituary in The Daily Telegraph noted that "Sanders's work proved popular and accessible from the beginning of his career" and he "produced paintings that were always intensely personal in feeling and passionate in their view of the natural world".

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