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Sale 2480 Lot 67
"Shelter." Illustration for page 73 of the Sheridan volume of "Bon-Mots of Sydney Smith and Richard Brinsley Sheridan," edited by Walter Jerrold (London: J.M. Dent, June 1893), created autumn 1892. Pen and ink on paper. 89x58 mm; 3 1/2x2 1/4 inches tipped to paper. Framed.
Provenance: J. M. Dent; to Frederick H. Evans, to Anderson Galleries Evans sale March 20, 1919; Rosenbach Galleries; Rosenbach Galleries Catalogue 48 (May, 1919); to Mrs. Phyllis J. Mayer; Sotheby's London, May 1, 1968; to A.E. Goldschmidt; to current owner.
Estimate $8,000 - 12,000
A charming image by Beardsley that was titled by Frederick H. Evans. It appeared first in the Smith and Sheridan Bon Mots and was reproduced in two subsequent Bon Mots volumes also published by Dent. Wilson, as quoted in Zatlin believes this drawing parodies the more extreme Realist wing of the Impressionist plein air painting, as practiced by the Newlyn School, for example Stanhope Forbes who describes working on the beach were he "got blown about and rained upon"--Zatlin 717.
Exhibited: London: Baillie Gallery 1909; Brighton: Public Art Galleries 1914-15; Philadelphia: Rosenbach Galleries 1919 (first titled "Shelter"); New York: Shepherd Gallery 1967. Additional citations: Lasner 18 (for book); Vallance 1897 (page 206) and 1909 (no. 65.III); Gallatin 1945, 645-771; Reade 1967 (178).