London, South Kensington
1 June 2009
BINDING -- TACITUS, Publius Cornelius (1563-1626). Nouvelle traduction de deux ouvrages. Lyons: Anisson & Posuel, 1706. 8° (188 x 122mm). 2 engraved folding maps, engraved portrait on title and headpiece to each work (light browning, marginal stain in to leaves.) Contemporary Spanish red morocco gilt, arms of Philip V of Spain on sides, gilt spine and edges (rubbed, a little stained). Provenance: PHILIP V OF SPAIN (1701-46) -- Thore Virgin, 1915 (bookplate, inscription; Bibliotheca Quarnforsiana, 1947, no 226.).
SANTA CRUZ, Melchior de. Floresta Española de Apothegmas o sentencias. Toledo: Imprenta Real, 1657. 16° (130 x 68mm). Contemporary speckled calf, blindstamped shaped panels on sides, indistinct supralibros at center, gilt spine, marbled edges (lightly worn). Provenance: Thore Virgin, 1911 (bookplate and inscription).
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Offered to benefit a new scholarship initiative from Bennington College, this work distils the unique form of abstraction for which the artist would become famous
Ahead of the sale of portraits of four different muses, we focus on the women the artist came to depend on so passionately