Olga Edwardes
Olga Edwardes in Scrooge, 1951
Olga Florence Solomon

Died23 July 2008(2008-07-23) (aged 92–93)
  • Actress
  • Artist
  • Society hostess
1   Anthony Baerlein
(m. 1941; KIA 1941)

2  Nicholas Davenport
(m. 1946; died 1979)

Olga Florence Edwardes Davenport (c. 1915 – 23 July 2008)[1] was a South African-born British actress and artist, born in c.1915.

Personal life

Her father was Joseph Michael Solomon (1886–1920), an architect partner of Herbert Baker, who committed suicide in 1920 at the age of 33, in Cape Town.[2]

Her mother was Jean Elizabeth Emily Harkness née Hamilton (1885–1946), a South African actress, who was a divorcée when she married Solomon in 1914 in Johannesburg.[3] They also had a son, Paul Lionel Joseph (1918–1987).[4]

Her mother married again in Cape Town in 1922 to Hugh Edwards (1887-?), a company secretary,[5] who became the stepfather of Olga and Paul.

Olga Edwardes married P/O Anthony Max Baerlein in 1941, but he was killed in action later the same year.[A][8][9][10]

In 1946, she married her second husband Nicholas Davenport,[B] an economist and journalist who was more than twenty years her senior.[1] He died in 1979; she died in Elstree in 2008.

Years 1930–1956

She first exhibited paintings in Cape Town aged about 15, as Olga Edwards or maybe as Olga Solomon. A year later, she came to England with her mother and her brother, where she wanted to study painting, acting and ballet, and danced in the corps de ballet in a company of Anton Dolin.[citation needed]

Edwardes appeared in several films and plays from the mid-1930s into the mid-1950s.


Year Title Role Notes
1936 The Amateur Gentleman Maid at inn Uncredited
1936 The Man Who Could Work Miracles minor role Uncredited
1937 The Dominant Sex Lucy Webster
1937 Over She Goes Reprimanded maid Uncredited
1940 Contraband Mrs Abo
1945 Caesar and Cleopatra Cleopatra's lady attendant
1950 The Angel with the Trumpet Monica Alt
1951 The Six Men Christina
1951 Scrooge Fred's wife She played the unnamed wife of Scrooge's nephew Fred
1953 Black Orchid Christine Shaw She was a principal character

Theatre work[citation needed]

Twelfth Night Olivia
Much Ado About Nothing Hero
The Taming of the Shrew Bianca
The Rivals Julia Melville
Richard II Queen Isabella
The Tempest Miranda
The Merchant of Venice Jessica
West End

TV work

Before the war

Edwardes was an early player in the fledgling BBC television service, which started in November 1936 until it was closed at the beginning of the War, and restarted in 1946.

Full Moon (25 Oct 1937) [13]
A revue for television, written by Archie Harradine
Writer Archie Harradine
Music composed by Herbert Murrill
Producer Eric Crozier
[Actor] Guy Glover
[Actor] Rudolf Brandt
[Actress] Olga Edwardes
[Actor] Archie Harradine
Pianist Margaret Good
Pianist Herbert Murrill
The Sacred Cat (12 Feb 1938) [14]
A comedy by F. Sladen-Smith.
Author F. Sladen-Smith[15]
Starring The Lanchester Marionettes[C]
Gallows Glorious (18 Nov 1938) [17]
Adaptation for television of the play by Ronald Gow.
The action takes place in America in 1859 and moves between John Brown's house in the Adirondack mountains in the North, and the Maryland–Virginia border in the South.
Writer Ronald Gow
Production Jan Bussell
John Brown Neil Porter
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
  • Audrey Cameron
  • Deirdre Doyle
  • Olga Edwardes
  • Morland Graham
  • Walter Horsburgh
  • Stephen Jack
  • Eugene Leahy
  • Brian Melland
  • Bernard Merefield
  • Rupert Siddons
  • Larry Silverstone
Hay Fever (25 Dec 1938) [18]
A light comedy in three acts by Noël Coward
The action of the play takes place in the hall of the Blisses' house at Cookham, in June.
Writer Noël Coward
Settings Malcolm Baker-Smith
Production Reginald Smith
Judith Bliss Kitty De Legh
David Bliss Maurice Denham
Sorel Bliss Olga Edwardes
Simon Bliss Guy Verney
Myra Arundel Fabia Drake
Richard Greatham Noël Howlett
Jackie Coryton Doreen Oscar
billed Jenny Laird
Sandy Tyrrell John Byron
Clara Veronica Brady
Dance Without Music (23 Mar 1939) [19]
A play based upon episodes in the life of Jack Sheppard, by Mervyn Mills.
Writer Mervyn Mills
Settings Malcolm Baker-Smith
Production Denis Johnston
Jack Sheppard Guy Glover
Jonathan Wild Frank Birch
'Edgeworth Bess' Kathleen Edwardes
'Blueskin' Blakov George Merritt
Joseph Hind Ben Field
Mrs Wallop Margaret Yarde
Polly Maggot Olga Edwardes
Daniel Defoe Ian Dawson
Jenkin Basil Cunard
Lumley Davis Stuart Latham
John Gay James Hayter
Abraham Mendez Don Gemmell
Austin Adrian Byrne
Ballad Singer Elton Hayes
Sir James Thornhill Arthur Owen
Ben Hind Russell Howarth
Constable Kenneth Barton
The Young Idea (24 Feb 1939) [20]
A comedy in three acts by Noël Coward
The scene is laid in George Brent's house in England, and Jennifer Brent's villa in Italy
Writer Noël Coward
Settings Malcolm Baker-Smith
Production Reginald Smith
George Brent Cecil Winter
Gerda Olga Edwardes
Sholto Kenneth Morgan
Jennifer Kitty De Legh
Cicely Dorothy Black
Priscilla Hartleberry Phoebe Kershaw
Claude Eccles William Hutchison
Julia Cragworthy Lena Maitland
Eustace Dabbit Alban Blakelock
Sibyl Blaith Audrey Cameron
Rodney Masters Thorley Walters
Huddle Hugh Casson
Hiram J. Walkin Morris Harvey
Condemned to be Shot (4 Mar 1939) [21]
A play in the first person by R. E. J. Brooke
Writer R. E. J. Brooke
Production Jan Bussell
Officer Reginald Brooke
Maria Walska Zoe Davies
Sonya Pavlovna Olga Edwardes
Volberg Wilfred Fletcher
Voice of Gregor Walievski Neil Porter
Vasiloff Hilary Pritchard
Borgoff Ben Soutten
(She was also listed as an announcer on 30 March 1939, until her last appearance on 20 August 1939.[C]
Two Gentlemen of Soho (28 Apr 1939) [22]
Writer A. P. Herbert
Production Stephen Thomas
Plum Robert Atkins
Sneak Harold Scott
Hubert Charles Peters
Laetitia Nadine March
Topsy Olga Edwardes
Waiter Roy Graham
Duchess of Canterbury Barbara Everest
The Parnell Commission (18 Jul 1939) [23]
A reconstruction of the famous forgery investigation of 1888–89
Producer Denis Johnston
Piggott Eliot Makeham
Sir Charles Russel Felix Aylmer
Parnell Mark Dignam
Attorney General Wilfrid Walter
Eye Witness Brefni O'Rorke
Mrs O'Shea Olga Edwardes
President of the Court Graveley Edwards
Timothy Harrington Blake Giffard
Doctor Maguire Nigel Fitzgerald
Henniker Heaton Lionel Dymoke
Frank Hugh O'Donnell Harry Hutchinson
Court Registrar Leo McCabe
Captain O'Shea Charles Oliver
Friend Micheline Patton
Servant at Eltham Moya Devlin
Solicitor's Clerk Russell Hogarth
Spanish Policeman Rafael Terry
Houston's Voice
Kenneth Barton
[Actor] Jack Clifford
Restarting in 1946
Lovers' Meeting or A Handbook to Courting (12 Nov 1947) [24]
A miscellany compiled and edited by Barbara Nixon.
Writer / Producer Desmond Davis
Music arranger / conductor William Cox-Ife
Dances Donald Journeaux
Settings James Bould
Compiled and edited Barbara Nixon
The Middle Watch (5 Feb 1948) [25]
A Romance of the Navy by Ian Hay and Stephen King-Hall
The scene is laid in the Captain's lobby and day cabin on board H.M.S. Falcon, a cruiser on the China Station
Writer Ian Hay
Stephen King-Hall
Producer Ian Atkins
Marine Ogg Johnnie Schofield
Ah Fong Milo Sperber
Captain Randall R.M. Christopher Quest
Fay Eaton Olga Edwardes
A guest Carol Peters
Flag Lieutenant R.N. Philip Howard
Nancy Hewitt Honor Shepherd
Commander Baddeley R.N. Richard Hurndall
Charlotte Hopkinson Rita Daniel
Admiral Sir Hercules Hewitt KCB H. G. Stoker
Mary Carlton Miki Hood
Lady Hewitt Ruth Taylor
An able seaman Gerald Campion
Captain Maitland R.N. Lawrence O'Madden
Corporal Duckett R.M. Frank Forsythe
I Killed the Count (14 Mar 1948) [26]
A comedy thriller by Alec Coppel
Also at the bottom of p26 there are photos of five of the actors: Olga Edwardes, Arthur Goulett, Guy Poynter, Howard Douglas and Frank Foster
Writer Alec Coppel
Producer Ian Atkins
Polly Freda Bamford
Count Victor Mattoni Philip Leaver
Detective Sergeant Raines Frederick Bradshaw
Detective Inspector Davidson Frank Foster
Martin Erik Chitty
P.C. Clifton Diarmuid Kelly
Louise Rogers Olga Edwardes
Renee la Lune Mildred Shay
Samuel Diamond Val Norton
Johnson Howard Douglas
Mullet Arthur Goulett
Bernard K Froy Guy Kingsley Poynter
Viscount Sorrington Bruce Belfrage
At the Villa Rose (28 Nov 1948) [27]
The detective story by A. E. W. Mason
Adapted as a television play by Gilbert Thomas.
Author A. E. W. Mason
Adapter Gilbert Thomas
Producer Ian Atkins
Settings James Bould
Julius Ricardo Erik Chitty
Celia Harland Olga Edwardes
Harry Wethermill John Arnatt
Madame Dauvray Selma Vaz Dias
Adele Rossignol Ambrosine Phillpotts
M. Hanaud Antony Holle
Servettaz Robert Cawdron
Sgt. Perrichet David Ward
M. Besnard George de Warfaz
Helene Vauquier Nicolette Bernard
Marthe Gobin Helen Misener
M. Lemerre Percy Walsh
Other parts played by
October Horizon (11 Jul 1950) [28]
A play by Lydia Ragosin
Author Lydia Ragosin
Adapter Gilbert Thomas
Settings James Bould
Producer Kenneth M. Buckley
Edward Tarrant Jack Livesey
Laura, his wife Mary Hinton
Charles Ian Lubbock
Caroline Ursula Howells
Joel Cavan Malone
Louis Brahms Fritz Krenn
Sarah French Olga Edwardes
Doctor Arthur Lucas
A Scandal in Bohemia (27 Oct 1951) [29]
Adapted by C. A. Lejeune.
Author Arthur Conan Doyle
Adapted by C. A. Lejeune
Settings James Bould
Producer Ian Atkins
Sherlock Holmes Alan Wheatley
Dr Watson Raymond Francis
The King of Bohemia Alan Judd
Irene Adler Olga Edwardes
Godfrey Norton John Stevens
Mrs Hudson Iris Vandeleur
Housekeeper Betty Turner
Old cabby Michael Raghan
Young cabby Donald Kemp
Ostlers Meadows White
John Fitzgerald
Vernon Gibb
Others taking part
  • Pamela Barnard
  • Antony Beaumont
  • John Boddington
  • Eric Dodson
  • Alexis Milne
  • Florence Viner
  • Donald Whittle
Au Clair de la Lune (29 Jul 1954) [30]
Au Clair de la Lune
A play by Antonia Ridge
France 1650
This is a story of two boys and a song. The first boy is Louis XIV, King of France; he is eleven years old, and must live a wearisome existence in great palaces under strict supervision from such eminent adults as his cousin, the great Mademoiselle, and his leading statesman, my Lord the Cardinal. Louis has learned painfully that little kings are not as other little boys.
But our other boy, although older, is hardly less unhappy; he's Jean-Baptiste Lulli, one day to be a famous musician, but now an Italian orphan who earns a living by playing his violin for a travelling players' show.
And this is also the story of a magnificent banquet which Mademoiselle gives for her young royal relative; for by a series of happy accidents the two boys meet at the banquet, and the occasion is marked by the first performance of one of the loveliest and most famous songs ever written.
Author Antonia Ridge
Designer Richard Henry
Producer Campbell Logan
Louis Michael Caridia
Jean-Baptiste Lulli John Cairney
Hercule Cocarel Raymond Rollett
Françoise, his daughter Perlita Neilson
Mademoiselle de Montpensier Olga Edwardes
The Maestro Anthony Pini
Master Bounaire Charles Heslop
Frimousset, a clown Ivan Staff
A footman Charles Maunsell
A kitchen lad Anthony Marriott
Cardinal Mazarin Keith Pyott
First aristocrat Sylvia Willoughby
Second aristocrat Philip Howard
Family Business (30 Oct 1955) [31]
The third in a cycle of four plays entitled "The Makepeace Story" by Frank and Vincent Tilsley.
The action takes place in and around Shawcross, Lancashire, and in France, between the years 1914-1920.
Writer Frank Tilsley
Vincent Tilsley
Designer Stephen Bundy
Producer Tony Richardson
Colonel Harry Makepeace Charles Carson
Mrs Dolly Makepeace Rachel Kempson
Sir Timothy Baines D. A. Clarke-Smith
Christine Margherita Parry
Geoffrey Kenyon Clive Revill
Oswald Makepeace Rodney Diak
Margery Baines Helena Hughes
Peter Makepeace Ian Bannen
Sichiro Tom Tan
Mill girl Rosemary Davis
Maggie Jocelyn Page
Military recruit
Sergeant at Recruiting Office Reginald Hearne
Doctor Owen Berry
Bill Holbrooke Anthony Doonan
Tyson George A. Cooper
Sergeant in shell crater Peter Duguid
French girl Jacqueline D'Orsay
People at party
Jackson Nigel Davenport
Waiter Jeremy Geidt
Vera Olga Edwardes
Landlord of Pack Horse Inn Charles Hersee
Mill operative Howell Davies
Alan Townsend
James Wellman
Bailiff's clerk Lane Meddick
Other parts played by
  • Anthony Broughton
  • Grant Duprez
  • Pamela Hern
  • Arthur Hosking
  • Cyril Renison
  • George Ricarde
  • Maggie Smith
  • Caspar Wrede
  • Margery Caldicott
  • Stuart Mitchell

Years 1956–2008

Following her marriage in 1946, she led a new career, as a salonnière at Hinton Waldrist manor house. Her husband had bought it in 1922,[D] and together they entertained and held court to influential and radical artists, economists, philosophers, and politicians of the day at grand gatherings. Both she and her husband were long-time leading Fabians – she had known Harold Laski for some time. Nicholas Davenport worked with Alexander Korda then joined Harold Wilson with the National Film Finance Corporation.[citation needed] Even though a Fabian,[E] he was still friendly with R. J. G. Boothby and close to Winston Churchill.

Olga Davenport continued the social activity of salon gathering which had been part of history for more than 350 years.[F] As a young woman she was considered to be an astounding beauty, and she was also an impressive creative force. Her art collection contained a bust of her by the sculptor F. E. McWilliam, two portrait drawings of her by Theyre Lee-Elliott, and another gouache drawing by him of her dancing, with a verse by the artist on the reverse dedicated to her. His was not the only verse inspired by Olga as a muse: another was from A. P. Herbert on the train to and back from Frinton-on-Sea.

Is he so mad who travels to the shore
Then back at once to where he was before?
Does not the ocean under Olga's sway,
Commit the same sweet folly twice a day?
Thus the mad fish pursue the moon in vain,
But will, as happily, pursue again.
Thus climbers, having made the steep ascent,
Salute the stars, and then return – content

She had been trained in painting, and returned to that art form following her acting career. In fact when she entered into the theatre, between performances she studied at the Westminster School of Art with Mark Gertler and through him and his wife,[G] met Matthew Smith and Ivon Hitchens. In 1956, following a career as an actor with mostly minor roles in films, she returned to studying fine art and painting at the Chelsea Polytechnic, at the Royal College of Art, and at Peter Lanyon's school in St Ives, Cornwall. Davenport was not merely an accomplished artist, or a collector; but her deep friendships with British artists from the 1950s onwards placed Davenport as a key and perhaps surprisingly influential figure in the British art scene of the time.[citation needed] In St Ives, Davenport was to meet and befriend some of the greatest British artists of the 20th century and during her life she acquired important paintings for her own collection, including works by Patrick Heron, Roger Hilton, Terry Frost, and William Scott. She spent hours at Eagle's Nest, and Elm Tree Cottage. She sat on the board of the Bear Lane Gallery and formed relationships with influential people such as Clement Greenberg and Pauline Vogelpoel. She had a studio in the south of France.[H]

She exhibited with the London Group and with the Women's International Art Club. She showed in a number of group exhibitions including an Arts Council tour, at the Leicester Galleries, at the Whitechapel, the A. I. A., the Drian Gallery,[32] Galerie Creuse, Paris, Athens School of Fine Arts, 'Women in the Arts Today' at the Northampton Museum and Art Gallery, the Bear Lane Gallery in Oxford, Grabowski Gallery,[33] and at the Demarco Gallery.

She had two one-person shows at the Piccadilly Gallery in London's Cork Street in 1969,[I] and in 1976;[J][34] and in 1978 she had a solo show of oils at the Oxford Gallery.[K]

Her later work mainly depicted landscapes and is recognised for the use of gentle, yet dynamic colours which reduce forms to abstracted shapes. She used broad, fluid brushstrokes of colour to capture the outlines of natural environments. The painted landscapes embody a delicate compromise between the wholly self-involved abstraction of modernist formalism and a fascination with the experience and representation of the natural world.[citation needed] Her works are in the permanent collections of the Nuffield Foundation, St Anne's College, Oxford, University of Warwick, Department of the Environment, and in private collections in England, Switzerland, South Africa, Belgium and the United States of America.

At her death, her own art collection was sold at auction, for a value of around £550,000 (equivalent to £754,200 in 2020).[35][36]


  1. ^ Her marriage certificate was given as 'Edwards'. Both mother and brother styled surname as "Edwardes" when they arrived in UK.[6][7]
  2. ^ His real name was Ernest Harold Davenport, but in his professional work he used the pseudonym Nicholas.[11]
  3. ^ a b With thanks to Simon Vaughan, Alexandra Palace Television Society for the following information: "Olga first appeared on 12 February 1938 as The Maiden in The Lanchester Marionettes. She appeared in a number of drama productions before being listed as an announcer from 30 March 1939, with her last appearance as an announcer on 20 August 1939. I have an audio recording of her in-vision announcement for 3 August 1939."[16]
  4. ^ He lived there until he died in 1979.
  5. ^ In 1932 he was one of the founders of the XYZ Club to advise the Labour Party on economic and financial matters. The XYZ Club was a select dining club which brought City figures into contact with Labour's financial experts, such as Hugh Dalton, Evan Durbin, Douglas Jay and Nicholas Davenport. Hugh Gaitskell for instance, was an early member but not a founder.
  6. ^ Even as early as Mary Sidney in the beginning of the 17th century, she turned Wilton House into a salon-type literary group sustained by the Countess's hospitality, and which included Edmund Spenser, Samuel Daniel, Michael Drayton, Ben Jonson, and Sir John Davies. John Aubrey wrote that "Wilton House was like a college, there were so many learned and ingenious persons. She was the greatest patroness of wit and learning of any lady in her time." The Wilton Circle was an influential group of 16th-century English poets.
  7. ^ In fact by 1938 the marriage between Mark Gertler and his wife Marjorie Greatorex Hodgkinson was often difficult, punctuated by the frequent ill health of both. In 1939, Gertler committed suicide.
  8. ^ Olga Davenport (1915-2008) An Olive Grove, Mougins oil on canvas Painted in 1966.
  9. ^ 'Cliff, sun and sea' signed 'Olga Davenport. (on the reverse) and signed and indistinctly inscribed 'CLIFF, SUN AND ****/OLGA DAVENPORT/44 MARKHAM SQ./SW3' (on a fragmentary exhibition label attached to the stretcher)—oil on canvas 35¾ x 47½ in. (89.8 x 120.7 cm.)

    I went into the Gallery last week and I thought again how beautiful your pictures look, quiet, personal, bold without aggression, lyrical colour, you have arrived at something very much your own, they are right. Pictures are either right or wrong and no one can really say why.

    — (letter from William Scott to Olga Davenport, hand-written and dated 6th May 1969)
    This is how William Scott described Olga Davenport's paintings at her first one-woman show at the Piccadilly Gallery in 1969.
  10. ^ The work was included in Olga Davenport's second show at The Piccadilly Gallery, 1976. Olga Davenport said of her work then "In front of a landscape today the modern artist is aware of a conflict between her subjective feelings and the detachment needed to create a work which will be a plastic object in its own right. I have tried to resolve this conflict and present a synthesis by using colour relationships to suggest space and rhythm, and minimal figuration to present a sense of place."
  11. ^ Signed and inscribed 'Olga Davenport/'Tuscan Landscape' (on the reverse), oil on canvas 26 x 37 in. (66 x 94 cm)
    No. 21 Exhibited Oxford, Oxford Gallery, Olga Davenport, February – March 1978. From the Collection of the late Olga Davenport.


  1. ^ a b The Times 2008.
  2. ^ Joseph Michael Solomon, architect partner of Herbert Baker, commits suicide in Cape Town
  3. ^ Walker 1984.
  4. ^ South Africa – a quarterly journal – 1918 October – December
  5. ^ "South Africa, Cape Province, Western Cape Archives Records, 1792-1992," database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:Q23Q-ZTWT : 13 March 2018), Hugh Edwards and Jean Elizabeth Emily Hamilton Solomon, 1 Jul 1922; citing Marriage, Cape Town, Union of South Africa, Western Cape Archives, Cape Town; FHL microfilm
  6. ^ Death 1946 Jean E Edwardes, Henley
  7. ^ Marriage in 1948 Paul L J Edwardes – Diana Rimer, Kensington
  8. ^ Winters 2009.
  9. ^ Allenby 2019.
  10. ^ Baerlein 1936.
  11. ^ "Nicholas Davenport". Oxford Dictionary of National Biography (online ed.). OUP. doi:10.1093/ref:odnb/31005. (Subscription or UK public library membership required.)
  12. ^ Scott 1932.
  13. ^ Radio Times (25 Oct 1937), Full Moon, 57, BBC Television, p. 18
  14. ^ Radio Times (12 Feb 1938), The Sacred Cat, 58, BBC Television, p. 20
  15. ^ Sladen-Smith 1928.
  16. ^ Alexandra Palace Television Society | Olga Edwardes
  17. ^ Radio Times (18 Nov 1938), Gallows Glorious, 61, BBC Television, p. 20
  18. ^ Radio Times (25 Dec 1938), Hay Fever, 61, BBC Television, p. 20
  19. ^ Radio Times (23 Mar 1939), Dance Without Music, 62, BBC Television, p. 18
  20. ^ Radio Times (24 Feb 1939), The Young Idea, 62, BBC Television, p. 16
  21. ^ Radio Times (4 Mar 1939), Condemned to be Shot, 63, BBC Television, p. 14
  22. ^ Radio Times (28 Apr 1939), Two Gentlemen of Soho, 63, BBC Television, p. 17
  23. ^ Radio Times (18 Jul 1939), The Parnell Commission, 64, BBC Television, p. 16
  24. ^ Radio Times (12 Nov 1947), Lovers' Meeting or A Handbook to Courting, 97, BBC Television, p. 30
  25. ^ Radio Times (5 Feb 1948), The Middle Watch, 98, BBC Television, p. 27
  26. ^ Radio Times (14 Mar 1948), I Killed the Count, 98, BBC Television, p. 26
  27. ^ Radio Times (28 Nov 1948), At the Villa Rose, 100, BBC Television, p. 26
  28. ^ Radio Times (11 Jul 1950), October Horizon, 108, BBC Television, p. 38
  29. ^ Radio Times (27 Oct 1951), A Scandal in Bohemia (Ep 2), Sherlock Holmes, 113, BBC Television, p. 51
  30. ^ Radio Times (29 Jul 1954), Au Clair de la Lune, Children's Television, 124, BBC Television, p. 36
  31. ^ Radio Times (30 Oct 1955), "Family Business", The Makepeace Story (Ep 3), Sunday-Night Theatre, 129, BBC Television, p. 14
  32. ^ Drian Galleries
  33. ^ artist-info | Grabowski Gallery
  34. ^ Bridgeman | Olga Davenport
  35. ^ Oxford Mail 2009.
  36. ^ Christie's 2009.


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