London, South Kensington
14 September 2016
Aleister Crowley (Royal Leamington Spa 1875-1947 Hastings)
signed with monogram (lower left)
pencil and watercolour on paper
13 ¾ x 19 ½ in. (34.3 x 49.5 cm.)
with Cecil Williamson.
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Exhibition catalogue, An old master: the art of Aleister Crowley, London, The October Gallery, illustrated, catalogue not traced.
London, The October Gallery, An old master: the art of Aleister Crowley, April 1998, no. 14.
This work was previously owned by Cecil Williamson (1909-1999) a Neopagan Witch and founder of both the Witchcraft Research Center (which was a part of MI6's war against Nazi Germany) and the Museum of Witchcraft in Boscastle, Cornwall. Williamson was a friend of Crowley's and presumably the present lot was a gift from the artist.
Artist's Resale Right ("Droit de Suite"). Artist's Resale Right Regulations 2006 apply to this lot, the buyer agrees to pay us an amount equal to the resale royalty provided for in those Regulations, and we undertake to the buyer to pay such amount to the artist's collection agent.
It has been suggested that the title for this work should read St Dorothea and not as printed in the catalogue.
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