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Sale 2512 Lot 347
BRIERLY, OSWALD WALTERS. Large collection of marine sketches. Approximately 275 sheets sketched in ink, graphite and watercolor on various papers mostly drawn recto/verso, about a dozen with O.W.B monogram. Various sizes; loose in a worn contemporary morocco-backed portfolio with manuscript "Hand Sketches" paper label to upper cover; varied condition. Various places, mid-nineteenth century
Estimate $8,000 - 12,000
Significant collection of marine sketches by English artist Oswald Walters Brierly, who participated in several voyages to Australia and other parts of the Pacific. The present portfolio is a massive scope of nautical images including ships, rigging, landscapes and charming impressions of sea-abiding figures.