Jun 09, 2022 - Sale 2608

Sale 2608 - Lot 17

Estimate: $ 5,000 - $ 7,500

RICHARD DOYLE (1824-1883)

"The King of the Fairies receives a deputation from the Elves."

Concept study, likely for the illustration "Triumphal March of the Elf-King" published in In Fairyland, (London: Green and Co., 1870). Pen and ink on paper, circa 1869. 170x248 mm; 6 3/4x9 3/4 inches. Signed with monogram "RD." lower right image and captioned in Doyle's hand along bottom. Float-mounted to window matte and framed to 12x15 inches.

Provenance: David Temperley, Birmingham UK; purchased by current owner 1984.

Original studies and ink drawings for In Fairyland are exceedingly scarce as the final designs were drawn directly on stone for lithography. The colored proofs that are known to have survived are in a private collection in Switzerland.