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Price Realized: $9,375 With Buyer's Premium Show Hammer Price
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Sale 2423 Lot 5
Three Stylized Clematis Flowers. Ornamental device for Book VI, chapter XVIII of "Le Morte d'Arthur," London: Dent, 1893-94. Pen and ink on paper. 91x60 mm; 3 1/2x2 1/2 inches. Inlaid to size on 9 3/4x7 1/2-inch sheet with hand-drawn borders, "402" in pencil on verso. .
Estimate $3,000 - 4,000
The clematis in "Morte d'Arthur" represents both intellectual beauty and artifice and anticipates 20th century abstract design. This ornament is repeated in Book IX, chapter XIX, page 402 and Book XVII, chapter IV, page 785. Provenance: J. M. Dent to Erhard Weyhe Collection, Sotheby's New York 15 December 1988 to Jack and Caroline Milne. Zatlin 472.Price Realized (with Buyer's Premium) $9,375