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Estimate: $ 2,500 - $ 3,500
ALBERT RUTHERSTON (1881-1953) "In Search of the Bluebird." Illustration to face page 26 of the third edition of The Children's Bluebird by Georgette Leblanc (Madame Maurice Maeterlinck) (London: Methuen, 1929). Watercolor and ink on paper. 157x211 mm; 6 1/4x8 1/4 inches, on 6 1/4x8 1/2-inch sheet adhered to larger board. Signed "Albert R." next to "13" in lower right image. Matted and framed.
Rutherston was the brother of William Rothenstein but changed his last name. His drawings often foreshadow surrealism, which led to a somewhat cult following. His drawings remain scarce on the market.