Tuesday, April 20, 2010

George Clausen

[Portrait of a Young Girl]
signed l.r.: G. CLAUSEN

oil on canvas
22 by 18 in.
Hammer Price with Buyer's Premium: 44,450 GBP
painted c. 1900

signed l.r.: G. CLAUSEN; inscribed and signed on the reverse: 'DECEMBER'/ G.CLAUSEN/ CHILDWICK

oil on panel
9 by 12in
Hammer Price with Buyer's Premium: 157,250 GBP

Clausen was born in London and studied at South Kensington and in Paris where he was strongly influenced by Bastien-Lepage. He painted rural life, landscape and portraits. A founder member of the New English Art Club in 1886 he nevertheless retained contact with the Royal Academy being elected RA and Professor of Painting to the RA Schools in 1908. He was knighted in 1927.

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