Jan 28, 2021 - Sale 2556

Sale 2556 - Lot 76

Price Realized: $ 5,250
?Final Price Realized includes Buyer’s Premium added to Hammer Price
Estimate: $ 5,000 - $ 7,500
EDWARD GOREY (1925-2000)
"Another Nineteenth-Century Moment Musical." Possibly published in Look magazine, 1970s. Pen and ink on stiff paper. 127x183 mm; 5x7 1/4 inches, on 9x7 1/2-inch board, being the recto of a remnant of blueprint proof for Gorey and Ennis Rees's "Fables from Aesop" (1971). Unsigned.

The full caption reads "Another Nineteenth-Century Moment Musical: Hector (Berlioz) in Despair, retrieved by Liszt, Mendelssohn and Chopin. At the keyboards, Beethoven listened to by Schumann, Wagner listened to by Brahms and Tchaikovsky. The ladies: Mme Strauss (Johann the younger) with fan, Marie Pleyel with Cigar."

A fun piece that reflects Gorey's connection to the world of classical music, thriftily drawn on the verso of a discarded proof.