Dec 15, 2022 - Sale 2625

Sale 2625 - Lot 44

Price Realized: $ 10,000
?Final Price Realized includes Buyer’s Premium added to Hammer Price
Estimate: $ 3,000 - $ 4,000

EDWARD GOREY (1929-2000)


Vignette of a man and woman leaning on a ship's railing, regarding one another. Pen and ink on paper. 61x95 mm; 2 1/2x3 3/4 inches, image, on 8x6-inch sheet. Unsigned, but captioned by Gorey beneath image. Archivally framed to 9x7 inches.

Provenance/Published: Item number 12 in Bromer Booksellers Catalog 113 dedicated to Edward Gorey, published December 2001 and reproduced as the illustration above the Introduction. A copy of the catalogue, signed and dated by Anne Bromer, confirming that "Introduction" is an original illustration by Gorey accompanies the artwork.

At the time, this was the first illustrated dealer's catalog of Gorey's works to have appeared in many years. Its 231 items including original artwork, books, posters, and ephemera were lovingly collected by Boston fine book dealers Anne and David Bromer, who were friends with Gorey, and with whom he collaborated on two miniature books in the 1980s, The Eclectic Abecedarium and Q.R.V.