8 June 2007
Alfred Wallis (1855-1942)
Row of four cottages
signed 'Alfred Wallis' (upper right)
oil and pencil on card
4 x 9 in. (10.1 x 22.9 cm.)
H.S. (Jim) Ede, from whom acquired by the present owner.
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Please note that this lot is illustrated on page 128 in the catalogue.
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