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Lot 333

Auctioneers Estimate 500-700
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BARONESS INES TAXIS (20th century) Under Summer Skies (three horses in an open landscape) oil painting on canvas, 60cm x 50cm, gilt framed with canvas slip, (see label to reverse - Copyright sold to the Medic Society) From a heritage of European Royalty - trained in Paris, commissioned to paint portraits of Royalty, she famously refused to paint Hitlers portrait, a high ranking Nazi Officer had been dispatched to her Tyrlean castle to offer her the honour of painting der Fuhrer.. She replied ..Not even under an anaesthetic.. escaping to Britain she continued her career with Ryal Patronage, having worked in the Royal Academy and a solo exhibition at the Walkers Galleries, New Bond St. April 1950

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