Jan 22, 2015 - Sale 2372

Sale 2372 - Lot 25

Price Realized: $ 1,560
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Estimate: $ 800 - $ 1,200
"Evil Vizier." Pen, ink, and watercolor on board. 267x167 mm; 10 1/2x6 5/8 inches. Signed with his monogram in ink, lower left corner. Illustration published in The Rubáiyát of Omar Khayyám, London and New York, 1920.

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Balfour's Rubáiyát was an illustration tour-de-force though he illustrated few works subsequently. Published in 1920, is still among the great illustrated editions of the classic tale. We could find no originals from the work having come to market previously.