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Elizabeth Rivers
COLLECTION OF 14 INK AND PENCIL DRAWINGS FOR STRANGER IN ARAN
entitled "Houses in Bungowla", "Curragh & Men with Cattle", "Mare & Foal", Curraghs coming to the Quay with Fish", "Clearing the Nets", "Birds on Rock", "Man on Horse", "Hooker with houses in background", "Man & Foal", "Gulls on Wall", Bullock", "Man on Horse" (smaller size), and two others, untitled, most mounted and most signed by the artist "E.J. Rivers", on 10 cards, with instructions to the printer ("for cover design", "reduce to 4" width", "small illustration", etc), various sizes, in envelope, some slight spotting
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ILLUSTRATIONS FOR THE LAST BOOK TO BE PUBLISHED BY THE CUALA PRESS. The artist Elizabeth Joyce Rivers (1903--1964) travelled to the Aran islands in 1935, intending to stay for three months but in the event staying for a year, before returning to London to serve as a fire warden in the Blitz. Stranger in Aran was published in 1946 in an edition of 280 copies, with some illustrations hand-coloured. Rivers also illustrated her friend Ethel Mannin's Connemara Journal (1947) and Seán O’Faoláin’s The Man who invented Sin (1948).

Yeats: The Family Collection

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