25 June 2004
Crested Titmouse (Plate 39)
Tufted Titmouse, Baeolophus bicolor
Engraved, Printed & Coloured by R. Havell & Son, London, 1828.
Hand-colored engraving with aquatint and etching, on J Whatman Turkey Mill dated 1828, small stain on extreme edge of left margin, few tiny pale marginal foxmarks in background, otherwise in fine condition.
Plate: 19 5/8 x 12 1/8 in. (499 x 308 mm)
Sheet: 39½ x 26 5/16 in. (1003 x 668 mm)
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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