• Christie's Interiors auction at Christies

    Sale 5920

    Christie's Interiors

    15 December 2009, London, South Kensington

  • Lot 233

    John Minton (1917-1957)

    Napoleon Bonaparte; and Pascal Paoli

    Price Realised  


    John Minton (1917-1957)
    Napoleon Bonaparte; and Pascal Paoli
    inscribed 'Napoleon Bonaparte' (lower left), indistinctly inscribed lower right and inscribed again 'The Napoleon Tour' (on the reverse)
    ink, unframed
    15½ x 11 in. (39.4 x 27.9 cm.) (2)

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    The present works were for Alan Ross's book, Time Was Away: A Notebook in Corsica, which was published in 1948, with illustrations by Minton and the spine and typography designed by Keith Vaughan. Minton went to Corsica with Alan Ross, and the resulting book became, as Frances Spalding states, 'a cult book among illustration students' (see F. Spalding, Dance till the Stars Come Down, London, 1991, pp. 109-114).

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