favourite this postWater Color Painting Done By Enid Bagnold For Ms. Katharine Hepburn - £5000 (United States, Cottage Grove, Oregon)hide this posting
condition: good size / dimensions: 14 1/2 by 10 1/2
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Enid Bagnold, the British playwright and novelist whose works included, "National Velvet and The Chalk Garden" which was staged on Broadway in 1955 with Siobhan McKenna, Gladys Cooper and Betsy von Furstenberg heading its cast, was made into a film starring Deborah Kerr, Edith Evans and Hayley Mills in 1964. "A Matter of Gravity" was Miss Bagnold's last play-completed when she was 86 years old. She flew to the United States to watch rehearsals before it opened with Katharine Hepburn in the lead role in 1976. Ms. Hepburn and Ms. Bagnold were very close friends- they just got on.
This painting is a pictorial of one of her many visits to South Africa with her husband Roderick. Ms. Bagnold is known for her writings as very few paintings have been discovered. She lived in Rottingdean for many years where other amazing artist resided: Burne Jones, William Nicholson and Kipling. She comes from a family of Aristocrats, Samantha Cameron is her Great-Grand daughter and is married to David Cameron who was elected Prime Minister and Leader of Britain's Conservative Party.
This beautiful water color painting has significant provenance; Ms. Katharine Hepburn who won the hearts of many who lived in the United States becoming one of Americas best actors, and Ms. Bagnold well known for her best piece of work, "National Velvet" starring Elizabeth Taylor at 13 years old. Painting is dated 1977, has some wear on the corners.
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