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    Sale 5338

    20th Century Decorative Arts

    1 May 2008, London, South Kensington

  • Lot 305

    GEORGE HEYWOOD MAUNOIR SUMNER

    ORPHEUS PLAYING TO THE BEASTS A BOXWOOD-VENEERED PANEL, 1888

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    GEORGE HEYWOOD MAUNOIR SUMNER
    ORPHEUS PLAYING TO THE BEASTS A BOXWOOD-VENEERED PANEL, 1888
    the veneered decoration heightened with red penwork and inlaid with red wax, framed, initialed bottom left HS, the reverse inscribed in ink Orpheus playing to the beasts by my friend Heywood Sumner given me by him as a wedding present Sept. 1888 C F Brickdale
    framed 21in. (53.8cm.) x 35 7/8in. (91.2cm.)


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    Charles Fortescue-Brickdale, Kt. Bachelor (1911), married Mabel Beatrice Gibbs on 5th September 1888.

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    Literature

    Annette Carruthers & Mary Greenstead, Good Citizen's Furniture The Arts and Crafts Collections at Cheltenham, Cheltenham & London, 1994, fig. 52 & cat. 4 pp. 50 & 62 (shows a music cabinet designed by WAS Benson with decoration by Heywood Sumner, the doors of which show a similar scene executed in a comparable manner).