16 March 2016,
London, South Kensington
Price realised GBP 2,500
Estimate GBP 2,000 - GBP 3,000
William John Charles Pitcher 'C.Willhelm' (Northfleet 1858–1925 London)
Six costume designs for ballets at the Empire Theatre, London: Fashion; Butterfly; Mayfly; Canada; Australia; and Russia (two illustrated)
all variously inscribed, the first signed and dated 'C.Wilhelm/1901' (lower left); the second 'C.Wilhelm/1901' (lower left); the third 'C.Wilhelm/1910' (lower right); the fourth C. Wilhelm/1902' (lower right); the fifth C. Wilhelm/1902' (lower left); and the sixth 'Wilhelm/97' (lower right)
pencil, pen and ink and watercolour heightened with bodycolour on card
10 1/8 x 8 1/8 in. (25.7 x 20.5 cm.); and smaller
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Fashion is a costume design for The Press first performed on 14 February 1898.
Butterfly and Mayfly are costume designs for Les Papillons first performed on 18 March 1901.
Canada and Australia are costume designs for Our Crown first performed on 28 May 1902.
Russia is a costume design for Round the World first performed on 9 October 1909.
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