Item #4941 Two Sketchbooks and a Diary. Anonymous.
Two Sketchbooks and a Diary
Two Sketchbooks and a Diary
Two Sketchbooks and a Diary
Two Sketchbooks and a Diary
Two Sketchbooks and a Diary
Two Sketchbooks and a Diary

Two Sketchbooks and a Diary

1-A sketchbook of 119 drawings mainly of people but also several circus animals, dated "28 Feb. 46, Los Angeles. " Many of the sketches show men in military uniform, one at the USO in Union Station, people outdoors dressed in coats, one woman on strike, others indoors, sleeping in chairs, ironing, waiting around, several musicians. The sketches appear to capture people unknown to the artist engaged in every day life in Los Angeles in 1946. Most pages are dated with month and day. The sketchbook titled, "The Scribble In Book," is bound in gray worn boards, loose, cracked spine, all pages in tact. ($250) 2-Anatomical Sketchbook, 1888, "Gatten [?]", titled on first free end paper, "Anatomy, Anatomy of the Human Figure." Attached to the inside cover is a newspaper clipping about applicants for the Royal Academy of Painters. The sketchbook includes handwritten anatomical information about the human body. Sketches of the anatomy are interspersed throughout. Some drawings are pasted in, others are drawn directly onto the sketchbook page. Several illustrations of "The Muscles" towards the end of the book are rendered in ink and bright water color. 23 of the last pages have come unhinged and rest on the back cover loosely connected to the spine as is the cover. Bound in very worn and weak marbled boards with the hand written title, "AN.T". Internal condition of all but the last pages is very good with strong drawings. ($350) 3-Diary written in verse, four parts, one page is titled, "Original Select Poetry," with Part the Second" crossed out, 19th or early 20th century. Opposite this page, the next page is titled, "The Indian Day." Another section is titled, "Stanzas to Rose." another, "To My First Born." Leather boards unhinged and pages not in clear order. ($100) Individually priced or $625 for 3.

Item #4941

Price: $625.00

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