27 - 28 June 2006
[DESK WRITING PAD.] Victorian red velvet with central stone medallion, 330 x 230 mm, front cover with elaborate pierced and engraved brass border, a central brass oval medallion enclosing a mosaic petra dura style floral plaque in inlaid and polished stone, moiré silk linings. Provenance: purchased from the Chiswick Book Shop, 19 September 1960.
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Neglected for decades, Rockline’s art has in the past 20 years been re-evaluated, placing her alongside the likes of Tamara de Lempicka and Natalia Goncharova
When Mary sailed for Scotland to claim her throne, she took this illuminated prayer book with her. It is offered on 29 July at Christie’s London