London, South Kensington
6 June 2006
HEATH ROBINSON, William (illustrator). Shakespeare's Comedy of Twelfth Night. London: Hodder & Stoughton, . 4°. Mounted coloured frontispiece and 39 plates by William Heath Robinson. Original pictorial vellum gilt, top edges gilt, others uncut (lacks ties). Provenance: Maud Anna Starkie (ex-libris sticker).
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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