'Countenance' by Eileen Agar, offered by Darnley Fine Art and priced at £4000.

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This mixed-media work titled Countenance by Eileen Agar (1899-1991) is offered by Darnley Fine Art, priced at £4000.

Agar combined elements of Cubism and Surrealism in her drawings, paintings and collages throughout her nearly 70-year career.

She spent time forming friendships with artists such as Pablo Picasso and Fantisek Foltýn in the 1930s-40s and was the only professional British woman artist who exhibited at the 1936 International Surrealist Exhibition in London.

Countenance echoes elements of Agar’s silhouetted collages.