Dec 15, 2022 - Sale 2625

Sale 2625 - Lot 40

Price Realized: $ 6,750
?Final Price Realized includes Buyer’s Premium added to Hammer Price
Estimate: $ 4,000 - $ 5,000


"Piccadilly Circus."

Illustration for the frontispiece to Theodore Dreiser's A Traveler at Forty, New York: Century Co., 1913). Graphite on paper. 382x330 mm; 15x30 inches, on slightly larger sheet. Signed "W. Glackens" in lower right image. Hinged to window matte and laid into 21x19 1/4 inch frame with with brass nameplate.

A copy of the 1920 edition of the book accompanies the artwork.

Literature: this image additionally appeared in the following Dreiser articles for The Century magazine: "The First Voyage Over" (August 1913); "An Uncommercial Traveler in London" (September 1913) and "Paris" (October 1913). Pictured in and listed as catalog #58 in William Glackens a Catalog of His Book and Magazine Illustrations, Nancy E. Allyn and Elizabeth H. Hawkes, Delaware Art Museum, 1987.