Fahrelnissa Zeid (Turkish, 1901-91) London
Lot 355
Fahrelnissa Zeid (Turkish, 1901-91) London
Sold for £9,375 (US$ 15,774) inc. premium
Auction Details
Lot Details
Fahrelnissa Zeid (Turkish, 1901-91)
London
watercolour, ink and pencil on paper laid on cardboard, signed lower right: "Fahrelnissa Zeid. London. 1948 September"
25.4 x 34.2 cm.

Footnotes

  • Provenance: UK private collection; acquired directly from the artist in the mid 1970s.

    In 1946, Prince Zeid was appointed the first Iraqi Ambassador to the Court of St James' in London, where she lived for a number of years. She converted one of the maids' rooms on the third floor of the Embassy into a studio where she could paint and also took a studio in Paris, enabling her to exhibit her works in both cities.

    In the catalogue for her 1972 exhibition at Galerie Katia Granoff, Paris, Fahrelnissa writes of London: "The greyness of the British capital city does not bother me. I remain forever a happy Oriental, I always have the sun in my heart" (Portraits de Fahrelnissa Zeid, Galerie Katia Granoff, Paris, 1972, opposite portrait titled "Emir Hassan").
Auction information

This auction is now finished. If you are interested in consigning in future auctions, please contact the specialist department. If you have queries about lots purchased in this auction, please contact customer services.

Buyers' Obligations

ALL BIDDERS MUST AGREE THAT THEY HAVE READ AND UNDERSTOOD BONHAMS' CONDITIONS OF SALE AND AGREE TO BE BOUND BY THEM, AND AGREE TO PAY THE BUYER'S PREMIUM AND ANY OTHER CHARGES MENTIONED IN THE NOTICE TO BIDDERS. THIS AFFECTS THE BIDDERS LEGAL RIGHTS.

If you have any complaints or questions about the Conditions of Sale, please contact your nearest customer services team.

Buyers' Premium and Charges

For all Sales categories excluding Wine, Coins & Medals and Motor Cars and Motorcycles:

Buyer's Premium Rates
25% on the first £50,000 of the Hammer Price
20% from £50,001 to £1,000,000 the Hammer Price
12% from £1,000,001 of the Hammer Price

VAT at the current rate of 20% will be added to the Buyer's Premium and charges excluding Artists Resale Right.

Payment Notices

Payment in advance: by cash, check with banker's card, credit card, bank draft or traveler's cheque.

Payment at collection: by credit or debit card.

Credit card charges: a surcharge of 2% is applicable when using Mastercard, Visa and overseas debit cards.

Shipping Notices

For information and estimates on domestic and international shipping as well as export licenses please contact Bonhams Shipping Department.

Contacts
  1. Oliver White
    Auction Administration - Islamic and Indian Art
    Bonhams
    Work
    101 New Bond Street
    London, United Kingdom W1S 1SR
    Work +44 20 7468 8303
    FaxFax: +44 20 7468 8283