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This painting sold at Surrey auction house Ewbank’s on January 17 catalogued as ‘English school, portrait of a lady with ... signed indistinctly H. B***k’. ' has been identified as a self-portrait by Helen Lessore.

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Although undated it was presumably executed prior to her marriage in 1934, as she signed it using her maiden name of Brook.

Christopher Selkirk

Selkirk Modern Art, Cookham, Berkshire

ATG note: the painting sold at Surrey auction house Ewbank’s on January 17 (above) was catalogued as ‘English school, portrait of a lady with a pearl necklace, oil on canvas, signed indistinctly H. B***k’. It sold for £2800.