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Wyndham Lewis pastel and pencil drawing of ‘Anne’ – £5000 at Bearnes Hampton & Littlewood.

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The 19 x 16in (48 x 40cm) pastel and pencil drawing of ‘Anne’, signed and dated 1946, was offered in an auction of 20th Century and Contemporary Art at Bearnes Hampton & Littlewood (21% buyer’s premium) on December 3 in Exeter.

It came from an east Devon collection and entered with a £2000-3000 guide.

Lewis produced a number of rather austere pastel portraits of sitters painted against plain backgrounds during the 1930s-40s, including many of his wife Gladys Anne Hoskins (1900-79).