• The Sunday Sale - Property fro auction at Christies

    Sale 5974

    The Sunday Sale - Property from the Academy of Medical Sciences, removed from 41 Portland Place, W1 and The Robert Harling Collection

    13 September 2009, London, South Kensington

  • Lot 145

    EDWARD BAWDEN, R.A. (BRITISH 1903-1989)

    Ionic capital and Ionic plinth

    Price Realised  


    EDWARD BAWDEN, R.A. (BRITISH 1903-1989)
    Ionic capital and Ionic plinth
    woodblock wallpaper designs, printed in three colours, laid onto board, some creasing to the sheets resulting in paint loss
    the first example with a letter attached to the reverse dated '5 June 1974' and inscribed 'Dear Robert, These prints were taken in 1938/39 & are in a/sense antiques. Also they seem to be unique because/I can't find any ones, tho' of course at the time/many more were produced./I hope you will have them framed. They should be dry mounted or else, if anything wet touches the surface, paste or gum, the distemper/colour will come off./Best wishes/Edward/Consider the enclosed as being a gift.'
    9 5/8 x 10 1/8 (and smaller)
    circa 1938/39
    a pair (2)

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    The present lot possibly relates to 'Doric' wallpaper designs, see M.Yorke Edward Bawden & His Circle, 2007, p. 10.

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