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    Sale 12036

    Christie's Interiors

    18 May 2016, London, South Kensington

  • Lot 457

    Joseph Noel Paton, R.S.A. (Dunfermline, Fife 1821-1901 Edinburgh)

    Nineteen illustrations for Samuel Taylor Coleridge's The Rime of the Ancient Mariner: 'It is an Ancient Mariner'; 'The wedding guest sat on a stone'; 'The Bride hath paced into the hall'; 'At length did cross an albatross'; 'A good south wind sprung up behind'; 'For all averred, I had killed the bird'; 'Ah! Well a-day! what evil looks'; 'I bit my arm, I sucked the blood'; 'The souls did from their bodies fly'; 'The self same moment i could pray'; 'Oh Sleep! It is a gentle thing'; 'The spirit who bideth by himself'; 'The other have a softer voice';' The seraph-band, each waved his hand'; 'Dear Lord! It hath a fiendish look'; 'Upon the whirl, where sank the ship'; 'Oh shrieve me, shrieve me, holy man!'; 'But in the garden bower, the bride'; and 'To walk together to the kirk'

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    Joseph Noel Paton, R.S.A. (Dunfermline, Fife 1821-1901 Edinburgh)
    Nineteen illustrations for Samuel Taylor Coleridge's The Rime of the Ancient Mariner: 'It is an Ancient Mariner'; 'The wedding guest sat on a stone'; 'The Bride hath paced into the hall'; 'At length did cross an albatross'; 'A good south wind sprung up behind'; 'For all averred, I had killed the bird'; 'Ah! Well a-day! what evil looks'; 'I bit my arm, I sucked the blood'; 'The souls did from their bodies fly'; 'The self same moment i could pray'; 'Oh Sleep! It is a gentle thing'; 'The spirit who bideth by himself'; 'The other have a softer voice';' The seraph-band, each waved his hand'; 'Dear Lord! It hath a fiendish look'; 'Upon the whirl, where sank the ship'; 'Oh shrieve me, shrieve me, holy man!'; 'But in the garden bower, the bride'; and 'To walk together to the kirk'
    all variously inscribed and dated
    pencil on paper, unframed
    18 ¼ x 22 in. (46.3 x 55.8 cm.); and similar
    (25)Sold together with six further unpublished first designs for the same poem by the same hand.


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    Provenance

    From the artist and thence by descent to the present owner.


    Literature

    S. T. Coleridge, Rime of the Ancient Mariner, Art Union of London, London, 1863, pl. 1 - 20.