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CONSTANCE STOKES
1906-1991

The Three Graces (1951)

Estimate $60,000 – $80,000

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CONSTANCE STOKES

1906-1991
The Three Graces (1951)

oil on board
signed 'Constance Stokes' lower right
70.2 x 55.9 cm

  • Lot Sold $180,000 (Hammer Price)
  • $220,909 (Hammer Price with Buyer's Premium)

Provenance

Constance Stokes, Melbourne
Georges Gallery, Melbourne
Mr G. Angus Richardson, Melbourne
Australian, International and Contemporary Paintings, Christie's Australia, 6 May 2003, lot 47, illustrated
Private Collection, Sydney, acquired from the above

Exhibited

The George Bell Group Exhibition, Georges Gallery, Melbourne, 31 July - August 1951, 200 gns
Constance Stokes: Paintings and Drawings, Mornington Peninsula Arts Centre, Mornington, 9 August - 16 September 1974, no. 10
Classical Modernism: The George Bell Circle, National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne, 28 May - 31 August 1992, no. 176, illustrated

Literature

'Important Show by Bell Group', The Age, Melbourne, 31 July 1951, p. 7
Arnold Shore, 'Bell Group's Art Strong', The Argus, Melbourne, 31 July 1951, p. 6
Alan McCulloch, 'Exhibition by the George Bell Group', The Herald, Melbourne, 1 August 1951, p. 7 (illustrated)
Alan McCulloch, Encyclopedia of Australian Art, Hutchinson, Melbourne, 1968, p. 627 (illustrated)
Felicity St John Moore, Classical Modernism: The George Bell Circle, National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne, 1992, pp. 79 (illustrated), 126-127
Lucilla Wyborn d'Abrera, Constance Stokes: Art & Life, Hill House Publishers, Melbourne, 2015, pp. 100 (illustrated), 190 (illustrated), 192

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